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Reusable Cotton Pads

Reusable cotton pads

Reusable cotton pads are good for your body + moon cycle + Mother Earth

Conventional disposable products can contain plastics, artificial fragrances, adhesives, and chemical gels–things you don’t want next to one of the most sensitive parts of your body!

Choosing GladRags all-cotton pads means comfortable periods free from irritating materials and avoiding unnecessary exposure to the synthetic ingredients in disposable pads and tampons.

Our founder @iamnichollesanchezhas been using gladrags for over 4 years and loves them! “I wouldn’t go back to disposable pads…ever!”

Reusable cotton pads now available in our apothecary under body care

Check out our video from our Founder Nicholle on her personal experience with re-usable pads.

Healthier Planet

The average menstruator will send up to 16,000 disposable pads, pantyliners, and tampons to landfills. Good thing you’re not average.

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Buying disposables means wasting money on trash. GladRags and XO Flo last for years, so you save money every month. Cheers to that!

Healthier Body

GladRags cotton pads are free from irritating synthetics and chemical gels found in conventional disposables. Treat yourself to a comfier period!

How to Use Cloth Pads

Although they may seem daunting at first, cloth pads are really very simple to use! GladRags Day and Night Pads consist of one holder and two inserts. This versatile design ensures thorough cleaning and allows you to make them mini or maxi by using one, two, or even three inserts. Pantyliners are just one piece. All of our pads have wings that snap around the gusset of most styles of underwear. This holds them in place while you go about your day–no adhesives necessary.

Place the inserts inside the holder.
Snap the pad around your underwear. The smooth side of the pad goes against your skin, and the wings wrap around the crotch of the underwear to snap together.
Change the complete pad (holder and inserts) every 2 to 6 hours or as needed. Your used pad goes in your laundry basket or a soaking container if you’re at home, or a Carry Bag if you’re on the go.
Reusable Cotton Pads

You’ll want to change your cloth pad about as often as you would change a similar disposable pad. For example, if you typically change your disposable pad about every four hours, you’ll want to do the same with your GladRags Day Pad. You can also check the pad (even remove it from your underwear and turn it over) to visually see how saturated it is. Like a disposable pad, if a cloth pad becomes fully saturated, it may leak.

If you’re out of the house, you can easily use and change your cloth pad. Simply bring a discreet Carry Bag with you to hold your used and fresh pads. After removing your used cloth pad, you can easily fold the pad in on itself and snap it shut to form a neat little package that can be slipped into your Carry Bag. Once home, you can wash the pad when you’re ready.

How to Choose the Right Pads for You

When you’re deciding which style of cloth pads you need, the most important factor is the absorbency level. After you determine your absorbency, you can choose if you need a longer or larger style (like our Plus line of Pantyliners & Day Pads) for additional coverage. The table below will help you determine which styles may be right for you.

Choose Pantyliners if…

  • you want back-up for a menstrual cup or tampon
  • you have very light flow, including at the very beginning or end of your cycle
  • you want to wear everyday protection

Choose the GladRags Pantyliner if you prefer mini sized liners, and the GladRags Pantyliner Plus if you prefer more coverage in the front and back. Choose the GladRags Thong Pantyliner for use with thong underwear. View size chart here.

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