Pack This Now: Craft Atlantic

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Traditional business travel has long required guys to master the art of packing. Enter Craft Atlantic, the smarter travel solution for guys on the go or, as co-founder Pierre Mordacq of the line puts it, “Off-duty sportswear, but not performance.” Frustrated by the lack of travel options while crossing the Atlantic back and forth for work, Mordacq, a former retail executive, and Pierre-Henri Mattout, the accomplished menswear designer from Paris, teamed up in New York to create a collection that blends expert construction, intelligent functionality and the kind of tasteful design you’d surmise as “European.”To that end, fine woven shirts come with unexpected details such as non-visible, snap-down collars with hand-stitched accents and underarm gussets; a hooded sweatshirt features Riri zippers (arguably the world’s highest quality zippers) and seamless neoprene inserts. Elsewhere, a buffalo check padded vest has a built-in backpack and an anorak elasticated inner sleeves and a hidden drawstring waist for protection from the elements and a superior fit. The company’s take on a cargo pant, meanwhile, includes storm flap-like closures on the front with reinforced knees. One baby merino knit sweater in particular, shortened so you can layer it over a shirt perfectly, features contrasting felt shoulder and elbow patches ingeniously pressed and fused into the wool.That the clothes are impeccably styled, constructed and finished isn’t unexpected coming from Mattout; the designer recently came from Victorinox and prior to that cut his teeth at the esteemed luxury houses of Dormeuil and Christian Dior. What is surprising, if not refreshing, on the other hand, is its blend of polish, ease and affordability. For one, prices start from $180 for shirts and top out at $980. The brand too is setting its sights on becoming an innovative platform for the creative community. This fall, for example, will see on the brand website the first in a series of collaborations with upcoming contemporary photographers and artists, such as Gina LeVay, whose photographs are showcased in October’s Vanity Fair magazine. As Mordacq says, “It’s important for us to be in the street, to get feedback from what happens in the world and showcase ourselves in a way that works with the brand.” Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel center_img 1. Craft Atlantic 2. Craft Atlantic 3. Craft Atlantic 4. Craft Atlantic Why You Should Make Plans to Visit Greenland Now Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier last_img read more

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ADB provides USD 50 million for health system enhancement project

Dr. R H S Samarathunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and Ms. Sri Widowati, Country Director of ADB Sri Lanka Resident Mission on behalf of the ADB, today signed the Loan Agreement and the Grant Agreement to obtain USD 37.5 million and USD 12.5 million respectively at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media. (Colombo Gazette) The objective of the proposed project will be achieved through the following key outputs; (i) primary health care enhanced in the fourprovinces through rehabilitation of PHC facilities in district hospitals (DH) and primary medical care units (PMCUs), procurement of vehicles for the medical officers for supervision and outreach services and Increased public awareness and behavior change to use primary health care, (ii) health and disease surveillance strengthened through adopting health information technology for continuity of care and Implementing of IHR recommendation, (iii) policy development, capacity building and project management supported. The Government has mobilized Grant and Concessional Loan assistance amounting to USD 50 million from the ADB to improve the efficiency, equity and responsiveness of the primary healthcare system in Sri Lanka in line with the National Strategic Framework for Development of Health Services (2016 – 2025).The proposed health system enhancement project will be implemented in four provinces namely Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North Central with geographically, socially and economically deprived populations. The proposed ADB financing is comprised of a grant of USD 12.5 million and a concessional loan of USD 37.5 million. The total investment cost of the Project is USD 60 millionand the Government’s contribution to the project is USD 10 million. read more

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