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Sophie la girafe

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Once upon a time...

... the simple story of a giraffe born on May 25th in the year 1961, Saint Sophie's day.

In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animals and pet figures ...

That is why one day in France, a certain Monsieur RAMPEAU, who was an expert in transforming the latex from the HEVEA tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with the idea of designing a giraffe. Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby's small hand to grasp.

Sophie la girafe, who looked exactly the same than she does today, went into production on a Thursday, May 25th, hence her name.

She was an immediate success. Young parents immediately recognized that she was a must for their baby... When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie la girafe helps babies stop crying!

By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. From then on around the world, generations upon generations of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head!

VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the highly guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made.

To this day, Sophie la girafe is still "traditionally" produced, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations.

She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the latex of the Hevea tree.

Sophie la girafe is the baby first toy! 

Stimulating all five senses from the earliest age. Made from 100% natural rubber and made in France.

Sight: Sophie la girafe's body provide visual stimulation.

Hearing: The squeaker helps to stimulate baby's hearing, understand the link between cause and effect. 

Taste: Sophie la girafe is made of 100% natural rubber and food grade-paint, and is completely safe to chew. 

Touch: She is soft feel, like baby's mother's skin, stimulates physiological and emotional responses. 

Smell: The scent of natural rubber from Hevea tree makes Sophie very special and easy for your child to identify. 

Easy to grip: Sophie la girafe's shape and 7.1 inches size are perfect for baby's small hands.