… a word from Amanda & Menopause at Primark

What a week.

There was indeed an edition of this blog last week, but due to the death of Queen Elizabeth ll I didn’t make too much fuss about it. But it can now be found if you scroll back on www.amandazipsitup.com

In this week’s issue, we enter a new era, with a new King and a new Prime Minister. September seems to be the month for other new starts too, as we head back to school and work following the long hot summer.

On the subject of hot, some women of a certain age will have struggled with the heat this year due to the effects of the menopause.

Menopause was once a topic that few women felt they could discuss openly – but in recent times, we’re seeing more conversation and openness around the subject.

And now fast-fashion giant PRIMARK are helping to normalise the menopause, with a new range of clothing, available in-store.

The collection includes nightwear, underwear and base layers designed to help with some common symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flushes.

And as part of the campaign, the brand will share information with customers in-store and on social media about the menopause.

Prices range from £7 to £12, and products make use of anti-flush technology, cooling yarn, odour control, and temperature control which should help ease hot flushes and excess sweating.

With an estimated 13 million women in the UK going through the perimenopause or menopause at one time, this practical range has been made with this community in mind.

The signs of menopause can greatly interfere with a person’s day to day, and suitable clothing might help make the experience that bit less uncomfortable.

Products are lightweight and use soft-touch fabric and have an anti-bacterial coating. The 14-piece range can be layered under other clothes or worn alone, and includes items like anti-chafe shorts, slip dresses, tees and cami tops. There are also bralettes and briefs.

Items have been made using recycled nylon and recycled polyester.

Phew! Sounds like we really are entering a new enlightened era.