Fashion designer Masaba Gupta just gifted non-surgical masks designed by her team to some police officers. She took to Instagram to share pictures of the officers wearing them.
“By gifting these non-surgical reusable masks, we would like to express our gratitude towards them in a small way for working tirelessly for the safety & well-being of this country’s citizens,” Masaba wrote as part of her emotional tribute on the platform.
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Maskaba • this gives me SO MUCH JOY. I’ve dressed so many celebrated women but this moment I will remember forever. Gifted our newly designed masks to these incredible police officers in appreciation for their selfless service. By gifting these non-surgical reusable masks, we would like to express our gratitude towards them in a small way for working tirelessly for the safety & well-being of this country’s citizens. While our donations and gifts will continue in whatever small way it can you can now shop our masks online & for each mask you buy,we donate one to charity. Link in Bio.
The designer earlier announced that all operations at her fashion house had been suspended to dedicate the resources to making non-surgical masks in times of the COVID-10 crisis. The masks are being made from fabric initially meant for garments, she had said.
In her latest Instagram post, Masaba also mentioned that their masks were available for customers online. “For each mask you buy, we donate one to charity,” she said. The masks are reusable and a single piece costs Rs 900.
Besides Masaba, celebrity designers like Anita Dongre and Ritu Kumar have also taken up the initiative to make cloth masks. While Anita said they were making up to 7000 masks per week, Ritu is targetting a total of 50,000 masks, she revealed in an interview with Times of India.
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