Sophie is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the latex of the Hevea tree. Suitable from birth, Sophie attracts babies with her spots, squeaker, taste, smell, and soft touch.
Sight: The dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie la girafe's body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to baby. She soon becomes a familiar and reassuring objet.
Hearing: Her squeaker keeps baby amused, stimulates his hearings, and helps him to understand the link between cause and effect.
Taste: Sophie la girafe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew (ears, horns, legs). She is perfect for soothing baby's sore gums when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint.
Touch: Sophie la girafe is perfect for baby's small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. She is very soft to touch, just like baby's mummy, stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses.
Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber (from Hevea tree) makes Sophie la girafe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys.
Once upon a time...
... the simple story of a girafe borned 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 in Europe, 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 is packaged in a gift box made from recyclable materials. The packaging has built-in customizable gift packaging.