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

DNV GL, SDARI Introduce New Green Dolphin Bulk Carrier …

first_imgzoom DNV GL and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have introduced the Green Dolphin 575 concept design for a handymax bulk carrier. This second design builds on the success of the handysize Green Dolphin 38 for which around 80 orders have been placed with the major share to DNV GL class.Green Dolphin 575 aims to be fuel and energy efficient, robust and reliable, operationally flexible and able to meet current and future environmental regulations. It uses technologies that are already available for commercial use, so it can meet ship owners’ current needs in tight market conditions.The Green Dolphin 575 is a 190m long Common Structural Rules (CSR) compliant handymax bulk carrier with five cargo holds. It is available in single hull standard or double-hull (open hatch) configurations.Similar to the Green Dolphin 38, the hull is designed to achieve optimal fuel efficiency without compromising on strength and operational flexibility. New for this project is that the hull’s performance in waves has also been addressed through model testing and calculations of the added resistance on a given trade route. An operating profile consisting of full load and ballast conditions at service and slow-steaming speeds was evaluated.“These design imperatives were chosen based on an extensive market analysis together with input from many ship owners and ship operators,” says Michael Aasland, Segment Director Bulk carriers, DNV GL. “We have achieved a design that has an EEDI rating 20 per cent below the IMO reference line for bulk carriers, and in keeping with IMO imperatives, the vessel is prepared for shaft torque and fuel consumption monitoring systems that support SEEMP and EEOI requirements.”Engine configuration and emission-reduction technologies have been carefully evaluated, says Mr Aasland. The Green Dolphin 575 is designed to comply with current and future expected local and global emission regulations through several different alternatives: a switch to low-sulphur fuels, the installation of exhaust-gas cleaning systems or dual-fuel operation with LNG. The core design has an efficient Tier II long-stroke, low-speed main engine and a large-diameter slow-rotating propeller. As a result, main engine fuel consumption is about 22.8 t/day at CSR condition with a 15 per cent sea margin.The vessel is prepared for cold ironing, and cargo handling operations are performed by four energy efficient electric deck cranes with variable frequency drives that reduce energy consumption, are non-polluting and maintenance-friendly. Other features include a citadel for crew protection and compliance with the revised code on noise levels on board ships.SDARI and DNV GL have used their combined and complementary expertise to deliver the Green Dolphin 575 concept design. Next, SDARI will carry out basic and detailed design to move the concept towards production. DNV GL will carry out approval in principle.DNV GL, December 3, 2013last_img read more