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 reusable menstrual products 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 Spooltown, 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.
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
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 product: Pantyliner
Eliana is a pizza aficionado, collector of tiny things, thrift store junkie, and Bananagrams whiz.
Sara started Spooltown (the small-run sewing factory where GladRags have been made for over 10 years), which bought GladRags in 2023. She is a serial hobbyist and relentless maker of things - the more challenging the better. She weaved a living room rug out of linen scraps, patterned & sewed her own wedding dress, and has been remodeling a gutted 60's house for the last few years. She now considers herself a slow but fastidious tile setter.
Must-have GladRags product: Pantyliner Plus
GladRags is not currently hiring. Please feel free to email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to keep on file for future opportunities.