Who Is Hazel?

Being green, an environmentally-themed name was the obvious choice for our newest carry bag! ‘Hazel’ is in reference to Hazel M. Johnson (1935-2011), who is considered to be the mother of environmental justice. Hazel and her family lived in a housing project called Altgeld Gardens Homes in Chicago’s South Side, managed by the Chicago Housing…Read more

A Chat with Eva from The Kwek Society

Last month, you may have read about our collaboration with The Kwek Society, a nonprofit focused on supplying Native students and communities across North America with menstrual education and supplies. We spoke with the organization’s founder, Eva Marie Carney, to get a more in-depth look at the work they do and impact they have, as…Read more

A Thank You to Period Kit Sponsors

GladRags has an option on the website where people can Sponsor Period Supplies for someone in need. We partner with non-profit organizations and provide them with reusable cloth pads and waterproof carry bags that they then distribute directly to individuals within the communities that they serve. Some of the recipient organizations for these sponsored kits…Read more

Period Kits for Native Students

Fighting Period Poverty The Kwek Society is a volunteer-run non-profit focused on supplying Native students and communities the period products they need to maintain their dignity and celebrate their strength and their moon times. They collaborate with schools and Native programs across North America, in rural areas, suburbs and cities, to eliminate period poverty among…Read more

Revisiting Moon Rituals

Menstrual Cycles and the Moon go way, waaay back Though the scientific community is still hmm’ing about the potential synchrony of the moon and menstrual cycles, it is irrefutable that there are cultural and spiritual connections spanning human history that link the moon cycle to the menstrual cycle, making more meaning of the monthly(ish) bleeding…Read more

What Exactly Is A ‘Heavy Flow’?

As a period care company, we get asked often if the reusable period products we make work for a heavy flow. In a word: YES. So what exactly is a ‘heavy flow’? A period is the shedding of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus that grows each cycle to support a potential…Read more

How To Make A Sustainable Kit for Out and About

Have you ever seen a sign in a grocery store parking lot that says “Don’t forget your bags!”? We want to give a little shout out to the brains behind that helpful reminder, because, yep, there have been times the bags were forgotten, and that sign helped them be retrieved. Reminders can help make for…Read more

Cloth Pads for Afghan Refugees

This month GladRags is working on providing new cloth pads for Afghan refugees in partnership with Operation Period. To have a bigger impact, there are two ways that others can help:   Buy One, Give One – For every individual Cloth Day Pad or Day Pad Plus purchased on GladRags.com this month, we’ll give the same product to…Read more

Period Products: A Round-Up

Finding the period products that work for your particular body and your lifestyle can make the difference between, “Ughhhh my period started!” to simply, “My period started.” At GladRags, we aim for an ugh-free period with comfy cloth pads and menstrual cups. Here’s a round-up of period products that you may, or may not, know about.

Sponsoring Period Supplies For BIPOC and Low-Income Youth

PERIOD SUPPLIES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL This August GladRags pledges 1% of all our online sales to provide BIPOC and low-income students with reusable period products through Equitable Giving Circle*. Period products (cloth pads, menstrual cups, and educational resources) will be distributed along with essential school supplies at a local Portland back to school event…Read more