Feel Good Friday: FREY Laundry Detergent for Men

first_img Duke Cannon Has Entered the Fragrance-Sphere With the Proper Cologne Line  Demeter Fragrance Library May Be the Natural Solution to Cheap Colognes Do You Want Your Home to Smell Like Scotch Country? Editors’ Recommendations Ably Apparel Clothing Is Almost Impossible to Get Wet or Dirty If your perception of reality were rooted in television commercials, you might assume that men are incapable of doing laundry. We’ve seen the same laundry detergent commercial since the dawn of commercials: A young mom, arms akimbo, sighs and shakes her head as she beholds a child’s dirt-covered soccer jersey or juice-stained shirt. It’s 2016: Maybe it’s finally time to market laundry detergent to men — encourage fellas to do the laundry for a change.That’s precisely the thinking behind FREY, the first laundry detergent for men. Deemed “designer-label safe,” FREY is ideally suited to cleaning classy men’s garments without inflicting damage. And instead of imbuing clothing with a vaguely chemical scent, FREY leaves a classically masculine oak and musk scent.Related: How to Remove Sweat Stains from Dress ShirtsThat’s all well and good, but what makes FREY truly Feel Good Friday-worthy is the fact that 10% of their profits go straight to charity. Organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, Americares, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Movember Foundation benefit from FREY’s generosity. The planet also benefits, as FREY has opted out of using brighteners, phosphates, bleaches, and other chemicals that are harmful to the environment.FREY is the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign launched by brothers Erin and Leif Frey. Originally called REAL, the name was changed to FREY as business took off. I was fortunate enough to give FREY a test run, and was very pleased with the results. FREY is a bit more viscous than your average laundry detergent, but it gets the job done, and leaves one’s clothes with the gentle essence of oak, sandalwood, musk, and other appealing scents.Though FREY is marketed toward men, there’s no reason why women can’t enjoy it. And considering the company’s charitable and environmentally friendly practices, there’s a lot to gain from making FREY your go-to detergent.FREY Oak & Musk: $20 for one bottle, $32 for two When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Expertslast_img read more

Government confident of CHOGM

The External Affairs Ministry quoted Rajapaksa as saying Sri Lanka looks forward to sharing experiences in areas of collective interest, including rural development, youth empowerment and people-centred socio-economic growth within the Commonwealth family.Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said that CHOGM brings together leaders representing around a quarter of the world’s countries, and a third of the world’s population.“CHOGM is an opportunity for Commonwealth leaders to work on common approaches to the national and global challenges of our times, to find paths to peace and prosperity for all, and to deliberate on how this exceptional organisation can continue to serve the world better,” the External Affairs Ministry quoted the Secretary-General as saying. He said that the Commonwealth unites governments and people around practical action on shared values and principles, mutually supporting one another in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has already threatened to withdraw from CHOGM in Sri Lanka next year over alleged human rights abuses. The government today expressed confidence that the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo next year will go ahead smoothly.President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka looks forward to welcoming all Commonwealth leaders and delegates to the country for the summit. Rajapaksa and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on Friday announced that the next CHOGM will be held in Colombo from 15 to 17 November 2013. CHOGM is held every two years and is the Commonwealth’s highest consultative and policy-making body. Commonwealth leaders agreed on Sri Lanka as the 2013 host for the meeting when they met in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in 2009. They reaffirmed this decision at the 2011 CHOGM in Perth, Australia.“As a committed member of the Commonwealth family, Sri Lanka is pleased to be hosting CHOGM. The Commonwealth shares a strong commitment to the twin pillars of democracy and development. We look forward to welcoming all Commonwealth leaders and delegates to our country for what I am confident will be a successful and mutually beneficial summit in true Commonwealth spirit,” Rajapaksa said. read more