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The Science Behind Become: How Our Menopause Clothing Works

Written by Helen Prentice

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Posted on March 11 2019

Become's menopause clothing has been created to address the demands and concerns of women, just like you, around the world, going through hot flushes and night sweats.

What sets us apart from other cooling clothing brands is that our fabric uses a mixture of complex yarns and patent-pending Anti-Flush Technology™, which work together in four important ways to keep you cool:

Cooling the skin when heat peaks

Our specialist fabrics are made with a flat thread and knitted on a cross section to produce a bigger surface area to transfer warmth away from the body. Tiny channels in the material drive heat away, thereby promoting cooling. We also use a nylon yarn that gives more surface area than traditional nylons. Our lightweight fabric is seamless, breathable and cool against your skin, so you feel comfortable throughout the day and night.

Wicking away sweat

We apply two innovative coatings to the fabric. The first works in much the same way as your skin. As your body heat begins to rise, it works hard to bring your temperature down by evaporating moisture away, like your skin would, to make sure your sweat is managed in the right amount at the right times. The delicate balance of the fibres help moisture to travel easily through the layers so that sweat is transmitted from the skin to surface, at the right speed, to ensure maximum comfort all day or night.

Releasing heat back to the body

A second coating absorbs and stores the heat from the surface of the skin during a hot flush or night sweat, then releases it back during the chill that follows. This helps you maintain a stable body temperature and lessens fluctuation, which is what your skin does when the hypothalamus is functioning correctly. During a hot flush, when it’s sending the wrong signals around the body, it struggles to regulate the moisture production effectively. 

Reducing odour

We also use a smart tech-fabric finish that controls odour and fights bacteria. Traditionally used with extreme sportswear, it stops odour by creating a barrier between the odour-producing bacteria and the fabric, so preventing a breeding ground for it, effectively immobilising the odour source. What this means for you is that even though the fabrics will move the sweat away from your body, both you and your Become clothes will remain fresh all day. 

Want to know more about how we developed it? Check out our blog about how Become came into being here.

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