Tag: cloth pads


Plastic Free July, And Beyond

For the last several years the GladRags team has taken part in the Plastic Free July Challenge. Each one of us pledges to up our personal efforts toward reducing single-use plastic in our own lives, at home, out and about, and at work. The idea is that if we each focus on eliminating single-use plastics…Read more

Why We Won’t Make That

Let’s just start by saying this: We LOVE your enthusiasm. We ADORE your creativity. And we’re simply SWOONY when you reach out to chat and we get the chance to get to know you. Please don’t ever stop. For years and years we’ve been receiving suggestions about what else GladRags could make. The ideas are…Read more

Coming soon to a pad near you…

Help us name our newest print, pictured above, and you could win a GladRags Day Pad! Comment below with your best ideas; we’ll pick a winner on February 24th and launch the new print on GladRags.com on 2/25! Please note: when commenting, you must log in or enter your email address when prompted — if…Read more

The Ick Factor

If the menstrual blood ick factor is holding you back from trying reusable menstrual products like cloth pads or a menstrual cup, consider this.

Q&A With Qeanu from Rawganique

Excited to know more about Rawganique, a small business that carries GladRags, we reached out for a chat! Settle in with a cup of hemp coffee and read all about their mission, extensive line of organic products, and passion for sustainability. Can you talk a bit about what makes Rawganique unique? We are off-grid island…Read more

How Many Cloth Pads Do I Need?

So you’ve made the decision to switch to reusables. Fantastic! Most likely you’ve read about how to choose the pads you’ll need, and maybe you’ve even got a cute pattern wishlist, but you’re still confused about one important thing: how many pads do you actually need? The answer will differ depending on a few factors, such…Read more

100% Cotton, 0% Nonsense

We get a looooot of shocked faces from people when they look at the soft cotton flannel top of a GladRags pad, and then flip it over to find…more cotton flannel. “The underside doesn’t have a waterproof backing?! How do you prevent leaks?!” Our choice not to include a synthetic bottom layer is confusing to many people…Read more

Tell Us How You REALLY Feel…

We asked our friends on social media to complete the statement: “When I first learned about cloth pads & menstrual cups, I…” We were thrilled with all the honest answers! From excited to downright disgusted, here’s a sample of the diverse quotes we got. I bet you’ll recognize your own thoughts in some of these!…Read more

The Economics of Cloth Pads

When we asked the GladRags community what their #1 barrier was for getting started with reusables, we heard a variety of reasons, like: “Just getting the courage to try them! I finally had a breakthrough when a cloth user said: ‘Do you throw your undies out when you don’t catch it in time or overflow?’”…Read more

How to Keep Your Cloth Pads Stain-Free

Before we get down to business, let’s have an honest moment: we’ve all bled on our clothes at some point! I feel confident saying most people with periods probably own some “period undies” that are perfectly serviceable, just a bit stained. If something is stained by blood, that does NOT mean it’s dirty. Because everybody’s…Read more