This sleepwear brand helps combat a common nighttime problem

Natalia Lusinski
This sleepwear brand helps combat a common nighttime problem

What do we love more than fashion? Fashion that’s also functional — and designed with a great cause in mind. Though pajamas probably aren’t the first thing you think of when it comes to functional clothes, that’s about to change. Meet Lusomé, a sleepwear brand that helps prevent night sweats.

Lara Little founded Lusomé in 2014. Inspiration struck when her sister Erin was going through chemo treatments and suffering from night sweatsAccording to Lusomé’s website, Little already had 20 years of experience in the women’s fashion industry. Starting Lusomé was a natural next step for her.

So, how exactly does this sleepwear stop sweating?

It’s all about moisture management technology. Basically, Lusomé tops, bottoms, nighties, and sleepshirts help accelerate the evaporation of sweat. The pieces also eliminate moisture, odor, and bacteria from your skin.

But night sweats don’t happen to just chemo patients. In fact, four out of five women will experience them at some point.

“With 80% of women bound to experience night sweats at some point in their lives due to pregnancy, medical treatment, menopause, or chronic conditions, we were determined that everyone should have access to beautiful sleepwear that delivers on its promise to provide instant relief from night sweats,” Little said in a press release announcing Lusomé’s new Everyday line.

Little wants to end the quiet suffering.

“I had the [industry] background and the connections, and I started to research how many women were really suffering in silence,” Little told Refinery29 of Lusomé. “It’s not a sexy topic, talking about night sweats. [Women] aren’t bragging about this, but it’s so prevalent. And we want to help open up a conversation.”

Since night sweats are so common, Little wants women to have stylish options for their sleepwear.

Lusomé offers two collections: Luxe and Everyday. The Everyday collection just launched this fall and uses the same moisture-wicking technology of the original Luxe collection. Plus, it’s affordable — prices start at just $38.

In honor of her sister, Little also launched the Lusomé Cancer Research Fund of the Canadian Cancer Society. It helps support the nation’s most innovative breast cancer research. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to recognize Little’s contributions now more than ever.

“It’s a euphoric feeling to give back,” Little told the Canadian Cancer Society. “For me, Lusomé has rounded out the entrepreneurial and the responsible: helping women during one of the hardest times of their life.”

There’s nothing like shopping for sleepwear items that are healthy, created for a good cause, and fashionable.