Can you zero waste your period

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Can you zero waste your period

Can you zero waste your period





Every year, more than 12 trillion sanitary napkins and 7 million tampons are sold and used, and it does´nt benefit our environment. GladRags manufactures recyclable and zero waste panty liners and sanitary napkins in organic cotton as well as assorted non-organic cotton ties without any kind of plastic, glue, PUL and optical white which can be found in comparable products and their pressure locks are made of nickel free metal.



Experience and production

They have over 25 years of experience in zero waste sanitary napkins and panty liners so you can be completely safe using their products which are of very high quality and therefore many years of durability and are very durable.

GladRags was founded in 1993 by Brenda Mallory and Karen Paule who were already thinking about menstruation and zero waste.

GladRags is based in Portland, Oregon where they also have their production.



GladRags sanitary napkins come in several sizes and variants as well as in organic cotton

  • Day Normal & Day Plus
  • Night
  • Pantyliners

Choose Night if ...

  • You just gave birth and need postpartum protection
  • You tend to have a severe bleeding


How to use GladRags

  • It may seem daunting to begin with, using reusable sanitary napkins and panty liners are really very easy to use!
  • GladRags Day and Night bindings consist of a holder and two bets
  • This versatile design ensures thorough cleaning and allows you to make them mini or maxi using one, two or even three inserts
  • All of their sanitary napkins and panty liners have wings that snap around your panties and help keep them in place
  • Place the inserts inside the holder
  • Click the tie around your panties
  • Replace the complete sanitary napkin (holder and inserts) every 2 to 6 hours or as needed
  • The used bandage is thrown out of the laundry basket or rinsed thoroughly in cold water and placed in soft cold water if you are at home, or a bag if you are on the go.





Washing and cleaning

  • After use, remove the insert from the binding itself
  • The binders and inserts are soaked in cold water - may be used. rinse thoroughly first
  • They are machine-washed at the lowest temperature and can be tumbled at low temperature or air dried
  • Do not use bleach, castile soap or fabric softener
  • Quickly remove the pillows from the dryer and store them flat to remove wrinkles
  • If you want to iron them, they can be ironed on very low heat but otherwise smooth them out by hand before putting them in place
  • Discolouration may occur in the fabric but this does not mean that the bindings and inserts are not completely clean to use



Compost your GladRags

  • When your GladRags do their service, don't think of them as waste - they can be returned to Mother Nature and it's the best form of recycling
  • 100% cotton is actually one of the most biodegradable fabrics you can finde
  • Simply remove the non-biodegradable materials that are pressure locks and thread (it's a poly-cotton blend) and your GladRags are ready to get in the compost pile



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