By Alhaji Tamba -Sowa
The first Sierra Leonean fashion brand design entity that has started to produce indigenously made masks is Trippies Clothing Company. The Company is situated on 73 Campbell Street in Freetown. As a way of contributing to the containment of the spread of the corona virus the Management of the company on the 8 April 2020 donated 250 reusable masks to the Sierra Leone Dental and Medical Association(SLDMA).
According to the Proprietor of Trippies Company, Denise King , she decided to make the donation to doctors because they are the frontline workers in the fight against the deadly virus. ‘They are doing a tremendous job at this critical moment and so they deserve all the humanitarian supports individuals institutions and businesses could offer,” she underscored.
Receiving the donated masks on behalf of the Association, Dr Delwin M. Findlay , President of the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association congratulated the Proprietress for what he described as a brilliant initiative saying the masks are well designed and qualitative. “They are fit for use,” he praised adding that at this crucial moment no gesture is too small as we are facing very challenging times . He called on other well-meaning Sierra Leoneans to emulate the good initiative of Trippies Clothing Company.
Dr Findlay also used the opportunity to call on all to strictly adhere to the protective measures that are now in place including frequent hand washing, social distancing etc.
Trippies Clothing is a Sierra Leonean fashion brand that designs and produces contemporary African Wears using vibrant African prints. The Company also produces handmade leather goods and accessories, all ethically handcrafted in Africa.