The little giraffe was born on the 25th of May in the year 1961 - St Sophie's Day! Its size and shape make it ideal for a baby's small hands to grasp.
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.
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. Made from 100% natural rubber and still "traditionally" produced for more than 50 years,Sophie la girafe is Baby's first toy, stimulating each of his senses from the age of 3 months!