SOPHIE LA GIRAFE
Sophie la Girafe was invented in France in 1961 by Monsieur Rampeau. She went into production on 25th May 1961, Saint Sophie's Day, hence her name!
Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming the sap from the hevea tree, came up with the idea of designing a giraffe. Such an exotic wildlife figure was a first on the market, and its size and shape was ideal for a baby's small hands to grasp.
Sophie la Girafe, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, was an immediate success. By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. From then on, generation 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 the Giraffe is still "traditionally" produced, a process that involves more than 14 manual steps.
Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie’s flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one.