FIT students learn the ropes at DownRight

Bedding manufacturer gives hands-on demo of production process

DownrightBrooklyn, N.Y. – DownRight recently played host to a group of students from FIT’s Home Products Development program.

Juniors and program chairperson Shannon Maher got a first-hand look at the bedding manufacturer’s production process. “Home products are usually imported, and it is a rare opportunity to see the manufacturing process firsthand,” she said.

Saul Moreno, DownRight’s director of sales and brand development, presented an overview of the attributes of different fills and shells used to make comforters and other bedding products. The students then toured the factory to watch the actual assembling process of a down pillows being manufactured.

The visit included stops at various machines and stations along with a lively question-and-answer session. The tour was topped off with coffee, juice and home-style rugelach baked in Brooklyn. Each student received a DownRight “Astra” pillow as a take-home gift.Downright

“DownRight appreciates the opportunity to give back to the community, and to work with such a talented group of students,” said Mordechai Fried, president.

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