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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

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

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

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

July Sales Support 5 Gyres

This month GladRags will donate 1% of all web sales to The 5 Gyres Institute to support their efforts at cleaning up our oceans, and creating a future that’s healthier for everyone.

Rainbow Connection Supports The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is saving lives. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. They offer accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth, creating safe and inclusive environments that are accessible. These Pads…Read more

Who Is Felisa?

Felisa Rincón de Gautier is the namesake behind our newest Carry Bag print. Affectionately known to the public as Doña Fela, she became the first female mayor of a capital city in the Americas as Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She termed her political philosophy “benevolent maternalism” and dedicated her efforts to the distribution…Read more

What To Know About Cleaning With Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide has super powers. You’ve probably already heard. And when it comes to using those super powers to care for reusable period products like cloth pads and menstrual cups, we want to make a few things clear. But first … What is it? Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound, simply made up of hydrogen…Read more

Pedal Power Supports Black Girls Do Bike, Portland

THIS PRINT DOES MORE THIS MONTH More than just a cute cloth pad that makes periods more comfortable, saves money, and makes the earth a better place (nbd), our newest print called Pedal Power is giving back this month. For each Pedal Power pad sold on GladRags.com, we’ll be donating $1 to the Portland, Oregon…Read more