As a small, sustainable business it can be challenging to financially support our communities on the scale that we would dearly love to be able to. So each month our team takes a look at our resources to try to creatively help meet the needs of our community, our customers, our business, and our world.…Read more
When it comes to baking, a few things can change your waste output. One of them is buying many of your ingredients in bulk and with your own containers, which really is easier than you might think! The other is using silicone baking implements instead of disposable items when you’re going for a nonstick experience.…Read more
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
It’s always fun to hear about the cool places that GladRags have been, but it’s more rare that we get to find out about unique places they’re sold. Harrisonburg, VA is the home of Bring Your Own, a shop for reusable, sustainable products based out of a renovated 1975 Airstream trailer! We spoke to Allie,…Read more
Do with whatcha got, and let’s be a bit more mindful of the waste that can amass beneath the shimmer of holiday wrapping.
There are lots of benefits of shopping in the bulk bins at your local grocery store or co-op, like lower prices than packaged goods or being able to buy exactly the right amount for a recipe. The bulk bins are a great place to find low-priced, minimally processed, nutritious foods without excessive packaging. You can…Read more
At GladRags our focus is on menstruation, on undoing the taboo around menstruation and providing safe, comfortable, and affordable menstrual care options for everyone. We believe strongly in the work we do, but we also know that menstruation is just a tip of the iceberg: we need to consider ALL of the ways in which we…Read more
Save money. Make less waste. This is Kelli’s go-to recipe for homemade laundry detergent. At $14 in low-waste ingredients each year, this change definitely adds up.
I once heard a friend proudly declare, “My family doesn’t create much garbage, but my recycling bin is always full!” Somehow there’s a notion that if something is recyclable, it isn’t trash. Similarly, if a product is marketed by a company to be “biodegradable” or “compostable” it also gets the brush off as not really…Read more
Granola? A period craving??? Absolutely.