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  • Heat, Humidity and Menopause...Oh My!

    Being a life-long Midwestern girl living in Kansas City, heat and humidity is a necessary evil of summer. (We won’t even talk about winter!) A forecast of 90 degrees is rarely the whole story once you factor in the humidity percentage. At 70% humidity, 90 degrees can actually “feel like” 105 degrees. And, according to the National Weather Service, since heat index values View Post
  • Layering Theory 101

    It’s officially fall and practically everywhere you look you’re in sensory overload of everything pumpkin; candles; shades of red, orange, gold; being wrapped in a cozy throw with a fire; and the list goes on. Aside from these ‘looks’ of fall, we are also rearranging our wardrobe to bring out lon... View Post
  • It's not just menopause causing these hot flashes?!

    Really? Who knew?! Me, for one!

    I’ll admit my naïveté when I first started alvöru to make clothes for peri/menopausal women, as that was when I first experienced hot flashes and night sweats. There were plenty of websites to provide statistics, facts, and figures that validated a need for clothing to help menopausal women. But, with research and talking with women customers who weren’t experiencing menopause symptoms, I found 

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