TGIF: Shopping Meet Vardama And Their Spill, Stain And Sweat Repellent Technology

first_img How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Vardama, the new brand touting itself as “functionality that transcends luxury,” has just released their very first collection – though from the polish of the design, you’d be hard pressed to find any indications of their new kid on the block status.Related: Custom knives done right with KnifeArt.com The clothes, which include dress shirts, ties and suits made with 100% cotton, silk and Merino wool, incorporates Equa-Tek™, their proprietary spill, stain and sweat repellent technology. Unlike conventional surface-coated fabrics that make garments feel stiff and hinders air flow, Vardama is the first company to weave the liquid-repelling technology into natural fibers of the garment.Go ahead, have someone throw some red wine on you. Really.“The idea came to me while on a family trip,” explains Vardama founder, Kaustubh Varma. “I was stuck in my hotel room due to the rain. While looking out the window, I watched the droplets of water hit the leaves and roll off onto the ground without ever penetrating the leaf’s surface. I was intrigued by the way the leaves repelled the water and maintained the ability to respond to its ever-changing environment. In admiration of the protective properties of a leaf’s natural surface, I pulled together a research team to integrate these features into materials to fit our modern day lifestyle. After researching for over two years and testing with over 100 prototypes we finally landed on a proprietary formula for achieving the desired result.”In an homage to the brand’s love of New York City, shirt names include the Houston St, Bond St, and Ninth Avenue.“While we try to keep our collection as diverse as possible my personal favorite is the Park Ave as every man needs a crisp white shirt in his wardrobe. It’s constructed from long staple Egyptian cotton in a 120s/2 ply. The spill repellent technology is a plus, as you don’t have to worry about stains walking into a meeting or interview. Plus it makes for a great party trick!”The collection’s shirts range from $105-$175, ties range from $49-$89 and suits range from $195-$1,800, all of which can be purchased here. 1. Benson 2. Fletcher 3. Columbus 4. Vardama 5. Vardama 6. Vardama 7. Varick 8. Vaux 9. York 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations center_img Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites last_img read more

MARRAKECH Ban hails new dawn of cooperation on climate change urges action

The Agreement entered into force in time for COP 22, which has been under way since 7 November. Before the meeting wraps up on Saturday, 18 November, parties hope to define the rules of implementation of the Paris Agreement and establish a viable plan to provide financial support to developing countries to support climate action. Mr. Ban said that the United Nations will help countries implement the Agreement and he called on developed countries “to honour their commitment to mobilize climate finance – $100 billion by 2020 ¬– to help developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate vulnerability.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the press at the start of the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Credit: UN News Centre The UN chief also said that after a decade of making sure climate change was at the top of the international agenda, he would leave delegations with some key lessons:Multilateral solutions work; acting together, countries achieve more than they ever could alone; Heads of State and Government must take the lead;Whole societies must get engaged; The UN must continue to champion science;Solutions must be funded and expanded; and The UN must continue advancing the moral cause for action. In his remarks, the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, encouraged all Parties to the Paris Agreement to implement and enhance ambition of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) “without delay.” He added that urgent action on climate change “must be seen as a moral, environmental, scientific, and developmental imperative, guided by ambition, action and equity.”The Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, Patricia Espinosa, stressed in her remarks the need to “accelerate climate action” and “to make climate action a cornerstone of the transformation to truly sustainable development.”“This profound transformation will not be easy and will involve difficult decisions. Leadership is needed now more than ever. And the contribution to this transformation by business, subnational governments, indigenous people, youth, women and many others cannot be overlooked,” she added. Ahead of the official opening of the high-level segment of the Conference, Mr. Ban told a press conference that “every country is aware that climate change is a reality” and “no country, however resourceful or powerful, is immune from the impacts of climate change.” Ten days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders showed strong support for the implementation of this agreement at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, (COP 22) today. “Countries have strongly supported the Agreement because they realize their own national interest is best secured by pursuing the common good. Now we have to translate words into effective policies and actions,” Mr. Ban said as he opened the High-Level segment of the 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). “This is critical to protect our planet, safeguard the most vulnerable and drive shared prosperity. Low-emission development and climate resilience will advance all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, added Mr. Ban. Adopted by 196 States Parties to the UNFCCC last December, the Paris Agreement, so-named after the French capital where it was approved by the previous Conference, known as COP 21, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In early October, the accord cleared the final threshold of 55 countries representing 55 per cent of global emissions required for it to come into effect within one month. Its entry into force was extremely swift, particularly for an agreement that required a large number of ratifications and the two specific thresholds. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo: OSSG read more