Become™ has been founded on the concept of using the latest in fabric technology to make life easier for ladies 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 body 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 all the other cooling clothing brands is that our fabric uses a mixture of complex yarns, plus patent-pending Anti-Flush Technology™ that together work 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. The resulting lightweight fabric is 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 you start feeling your body heat 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, with less fluctuation, throughout the day and night.
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.
Our products have been proven to reduce the number and severity of hot flushes and night sweats in over 95% of women.
One of our customers, Jude, has kindly shared share her story with us. Working on a busy hospital ward, she was suffering with up to 18 hot flushes a day, but the 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, who are all experiencing the various stages of the menopause.
After four rounds of testing prototypes and compiling feedback on the efficacy, style and fit, we came up with the intelligent and beautiful Become™ vests and knickers we have today. View the collection here.
You might well ask, "But what about all the other brands that have wicking in their products?".
Sportswear, for example, is not specifically designed to manage hot flush perspiration. The heat and sweat that is expelled during a hot flush is 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 towards 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 something as common as a hot flush or night sweat.
So certain are we that our clothes will help you to a cooler tomorrow, we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee on our vests.
We're also very excited to be bringing out more styles to our existing product range over the coming months. Watch this space for short and long-sleeved T-shirts, nightdresses and leggings. Your future, cooler, wardrobe starts here.