Actor Lavanya Tripathi collaborates with designer Anitha Reddy to produce washable, reusable masks


Actor Lavanya Tripathi had been trying ahead to collaborating with her good friend and Hyderabad-based designer Anitha Reddy for a while. The firm they’ve floated collectively known as Redtri, an abbreviation of their respective surnames. With the onset of COVID-19 in India, in late March they determined to put different plans on maintain and deal with creating two and three-ply fabric masks utilizing breathable cotton cloth.

“Anitha’s staff were on paid leave during the initial phase of lockdown, but soon they got restless being idle at home. When we floated the idea of making washable and reusable cloth masks, since we are all going to be needing these in the months to come, the staff enthusiastically took it up,” says Lavanya.

The focus was on consolation and design, says Lavanya. “We worked on producing masks in different sizes to suit both children and adults. The initial trials involved looking for non-irritable elastics for children’s masks,” she says.

Redtri masks within the making  

So far round 1000 masks have been bought and several other others have been donated. “We haven’t really kept count,” provides Lavanya.

Meanwhile, on the movie entrance Lavanya is trying ahead to her Telugu challenge A1 Express directed by Dennis Jeevan Kanukolanu and co-starring Sundeep Kishan, with a narrative centred on hockey. “We have about 20% of work left,” says Lavanya. While the movie unit is deliberating on when to resume work, given the COVID-19 dangers, the actor says she has been following her health and meditation routines in the course of the downtime. “Self motivation is a bit tough on some days but as always, I begin my day listening to morning mantras and chants,” she says.

She selected to keep put in Hyderabad reasonably than risking travelling to her house in Dehradun: “I don’t want to end up carrying the virus home to my parents,” says Lavanya.

The leisure trade is in a state of flux, ready for issues to flip for the higher: “We have to wait until it’s secure to shoot. But I’m completely satisfied there’s one thing to look ahead to on the finish of this section, with initiatives like A1 Express,” she says, signing off.

(Redtri masks are priced at ₹100 every and could be ordered by @Red.Tri on Instagram or by texting 8008901292 on Whatsapp)

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