The science behind our products
Become has been founded on the concept of using the latest in fabric technology to make life easier for women all over the world.
We know that millions of you are suffering from debilitating hot flushes and night sweats, so we've come up with a stylish range of clothing to help cool you down, specifically designed and manufactured for women by women.
How can Become menopause clothing help?
As your body begins to go through the menopause, the change in oestrogen levels can affect the hypothalamus, a tiny part of the brain that controls body temperature.
Your brain becomes confused and sends the wrong signals around the body, which is why you start to sweat and feel flushed. To compensate for the rise, your body temperature then drops, which is why you may feel chilly afterwards.
Become menopause clothing has been created with this sequence of events in mind.
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 three important ways to keep you cool:
Transferring the heat
Our silky 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. Our lightweight fabrics are seamless, breathable and cool against your skin, so you feel comfortable throughout the day and night.
We apply two innovative coatings. 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. The second 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,
Our hi-tech fabric also controls odour. Traditionally used for extreme sportswear, an anti-microbial finish creates a barrier between the bacteria and the fabric, so immobilising the odour source and locking it in. It moves the sweat away from your body, but you and your Become clothes will remain fresh all day and night.
Proven to help you stay cool
Our products have been proven to reduce the number and severity of hot flushes and night sweats in 87% of the women who've worn them.
Jude, one of our customers, has kindly shared her story with us. Working on a busy hospital ward, she was suffering with up to 18 hot flushes a day, but her Become vests helped her to take back control of her life. Read her story.
How did we test the products?
We worked very closely with two institutes in Germany to test our clothing.
The Hohenstein Institute is one of the world's leading research centres in the field of clothing and humidity management. Inside Climate is a company focused on humidity management in the apparel industry.
We also tested our product on a number of different women, including doctors, mums, bloggers and athletes, each of whom were experiencing the various stages of the menopause.
Why can't I wear sportswear to control a hot flush?
You might well ask, "But what about all the other clothing brands that have wicking capabilities?"
Sportswear, for example, is not specifically designed to manage hot flush perspiration. The heat and sweat that is expelled during a hot flush are different to a workout sweat.
During a hot flush, a woman will expel a lot of heat and sweat in focused areas and for a very short period of time (around 5-7 minutes), whereas a normal workout would last for at least 30 minutes and the heat would be evenly distributed.
How Become can help you achieve a cooler future
Become is built on the belief that women of all ages can achieve great things and they don't need to be held back by hot flushes and night sweats.
So certain are we that our clothing will help you achieve a cooler tomorrow, we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee* on our entire collection (excluding knickers). *UK orders only.
We're also very excited to be bringing out more styles to our existing product range over the coming months. Your cooler future wardrobe starts here.