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 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.

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

Sara is the owner of GladRags, overseeing strategy and financials. When she's not at GladRags, she can be found dangling off a ladder at home doing some wild DIY project, or wandering in the woods with her wife and kids. ⁠

Fave GladRags product: Washcloths

Abby is our Operations Manager, managing the production of all GladRags products at Spooltown⁠. ⁠When she's not at GladRags, she can be found on a sunny patio, mezcal margarita in hand, working on the Sunday Times crossword puzzle with her partner.⁠

Fave GladRags product: Pantyliner Plus

Kelsey is our Social Media & Account Manager, handling social media, ads, wholesale relationships,  and shipping orders. When she isn't at GladRags, she's frequenting concerts, coffee shops, and Portland's Iko Movement studio.

Fave GladRags product: Checkered Weekender Bag in Melon

Eliana is our Customer Advocate and Communications Specialist, working to make sure that everyone has a good experience when shopping for, learning about, and using GladRags. When she's not at GladRags, she's either at home catching up on shows everyone has already seen (NO SPOILERS) or out in search of the perfect treat and something weird to adopt from the thrift store.

Fave GladRags product: Pantyliner Plus

Annie is our Creative Assistant, creating social media content, working on product innovation, and capturing product photography. When she's not at GladRags, she's on campus at the University of Oregon or hanging out with her family & dog/bestie Penelope May. ⁠

Fave GladRags product: Checkered Weekender Bag



GladRags is not currently hiring. Please feel free to email your resume to hello@gladrags.com to keep on file for future opportunities.