About us

Our mission is to positively transform the experience of menstruation through reusable menstrual products & relevant education 

Founded in 1993, GladRags is a small business with big ideas: to make cloth pads and menstrual cups go mainstream and empower menstruators everywhere.

GladRags creates high-quality reusable products rather than single-use disposable products that harm our planet. We ship our comfortable, thoughtfully-designed reusable menstrual products to customers all over the world -- in recycled, recyclable, and/or biodegradable packaging, of course! GladRags is proud to make our products in the United States and to source materials from local and/or woman-owned suppliers whenever possible.

Since day one, we’ve been independently owned by women. GladRags is currently owned by Tracy Puhl, and is located in Portland, Oregon, which occupies the traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, Bands of the Chinook, and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Native American communities of the Pacific Northwest of the past, present, and future.

GladRags is a Certified Benefit Corporation

We create reusable menstrual products to help you reduce your impact on the planet. We are committed to integrating environmental and social justice into every aspect of how we do business. Using business as a force for good is why GladRags chose to become one of the first businesses in Oregon to pursue and receive accreditation as a certified legal Benefit Corporation.

We insist on a transparent and sustainable approach to business in every detail. We use local bike delivery to receive finished goods from our local sewing partner and put fabric scraps to good use in the community. We pay meticulous attention to waste reduction in every aspect of manufacturing, distribution, packaging, and office management. Anyone can access performance data about the social and environmental practices that stand behind our products through our public B Impact Report

Our Values

At the heart of the GladRags brand are our core values: inclusivity, curiosity, and positivity.

Inclusivity: We see, respect, and celebrate what makes each individual unique. We make reusable products for all menstruators. We are dedicated to educating ourselves about anti-racism and being actively anti-racist in our work. We strive to not just include but elevate voices that have been historically marginalized or oppressed.

Curiosity: We try new things, learn from them, and share our knowledge. We ask, “What if?” We welcome points of view that differ from our own and can teach us something new. We reflect on our own perspectives and ask ourselves why we hold them. We listen.

Positivity: We create opportunities for humor and fun. We assume the best in others. We do not shame ourselves or others for mistakes. We acknowledge when we fall short, and strive to do better next time.

The GladRags Team

Tracy at GladRags

Tracy

Tracy is a knitter, quilter, cat lady, and born-and-raised Portlander. She enjoys baking and always dances at weddings.

Must-have GladRags products: Day Pads & Night Pads.

Kelsey

Kelsey

Kelsey is an amateur filmmaker, hiker, and musical theatre expert. She can be found at your local coffee shops and favorite concert venues. 

Must-have GladRags products: XO Flo Mini + Pantyliner.

Kelli at GladRags

Kelli

Kelli is a freelance communications specialist, home kombucha brewer, rookie ukelele player, and mom to 2 kids who aren't afraid to say "menstrual cup". 

Must-have GladRags products: XO Flo + Pantyliner.

Eliana at GladRags

Eliana

Eliana is a pizza aficionado, collector of tiny things, thrift store junkie, and Bananagrams whiz. 50% American, 50% Canadian, 100% Muppet.

Must-have GladRags product: Pantyliner Plus & Day Pad 


Ambassadors

We're always seeking passionate, enthusiastic brand ambassadors who want to help us convert more folks to reusable menstrual products. Learn more and apply to become an ambassador here

Employment

We are not currently hiring. Please feel free to email us if you'd like us to keep your resume on hand for next time!