A Very Merry GladRags Gift Guide So you want to give someone a thoughtful thing that you’ve handmade with love. You want to wrap it in upcycled fabrics and have it mean so very much, with very little waste, and without contributing to the rampant consumer culture that’s decked the halls with boughs of garbage.…Read more
You know how you go your whole life never hearing a word, and then maybe you read the word “panoply” in a book, and all of a sudden you’re hearing “panoply” in songs, and in the muffled conversations between particularly eloquent passersby, and it’s like all of a sudden the word “panoply” was just born?…Read more
If you’ve done research into menstrual cups on YouTube, you’ve probably run into some first-person accounts of cup usage gone wrong — it can be hard to resist the pull of witnessing someone else’s harrowing experience from the comfort of your couch! And truly, it’s not a fun time to be wearing something internally that…Read more
By Chloe Skerlak A room full of pre-teens aged 7 to 11 are filling up plastic cups with cranberry juice. I’ve asked them to guess how much they think we bleed during our whole period. Some cups are full to the brim. Others are half full. But all are definitely exceeding the amount of the…Read more
For some menstrual cup users, the removal process isn’t as simple as “pinch base and pull down.” If you’re finding it difficult to reach your cup, here are a few tips to cycle through until you find your perfect removal routine. Keep in mind that these tips are easily read and remembered, but it’s unlikely…Read more
How do you have the most period prepared kid on the planet? Just keep talking about it.
Most people have a hundred questions about menstrual cup use when they’re just getting started. Many have been concerned about suction: do we want it? Wouldn’t it be uncomfortable? Can we accidentally suck our insides out with this period plunger? The answers to which are No, we don’t want it, Yes, it would probably be…Read more
Grab your cloth pads and hold on to the edge of your seat, menstruators around the world: it’s time for a new GladRags Carry Bag Print! As some of you may know, we name our Carry Bags after our favorite inspirational menstruators throughout history, so please give a warm welcome to the gorgeous Maria, named…Read more
GladRags is proud to be a certified B Corporation, which means doing all we can to use business as a force for good. We create reusable products to help people reduce our impact on the planet, and integrate our commitment to environmental and social justice into every aspect of how we do business. This holistic approach…Read more
If the menstrual blood ick factor is holding you back from trying reusable menstrual products like cloth pads or a menstrual cup, consider this.