Behind the Scenes – Personalisation Journeys

July 21, 2015Behind The Scenes, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

Have you ever received a gift from us and thought…”Hmm, I wonder how those talented My 1st Years folk personalised this teddy bear/ blanket/ pair of baby shoes so beautifully”? Well never fear, because we’re bringing you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our embroidery, flocking, laser and engraving techniques that are used to make your gifts so unique.

Embroidery 1Embroidery was the first method we developed back in 2010, using a single machine on a pair of baby shoes – we now use 14 separate embroidery machines to keep up with demand!

Flocking 2Flocking results in a gorgeous, velvety soft personalisation – and peeling off the letters is ever so satisfying.

Laser 3Our wooden gifts are personalised using a custom laser machine, which is possibly one of the most hypnotic things we’ve ever seen.

Engraving 4Finally, our engraving machines work on everything from money boxes to silver cufflinks, and the technology never ceases to amaze us! Be sure to watch the video for an in depth journey through our factory of magic…

How was your little one’s last gift personalised? Let us know in the comments below!