FRENCH wellbeing bodywear specialist Lemahieu launched a range of nightwear that could well merit the appellation “functional sleepwear”. Pyjamas and nightdresses are micro-encapsulated with plant and essential oil extracts, including camomile, valerian, lavender and others, in proportions determined by a specialist contractor. Normal movement in sleep suffices to release the active substances. The company also proposes similarly micro-encapsulated pillow cases. Products are said to remain effective up to 30 wash cycles.
This is such an obvious application of the micro-encapsulation technology that it merits adoption by all sleepwear brands.