Sophie the Giraffe
Over 50 years of love
The little giraffe was born on 25th May in the year 1961... Saint Sophie's day! One day in France, a certain Monsieur RAMPEAU, who was an expert in transforming sap 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 hands to grasp
She was an immediate success. Young mothers straightaway saw that she was a must for their children... When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie the Giraffe helps baby stop crying!
She hasn't dated in the slightest... More than 50 million Sophies have been sold... She is an undisputed star for the very young
Made for Babies
Stimulates Baby's Senses
At the age of 3 months, a baby's eyesight is still limited and he can only make out high contrasts. The Dark and contrasting attention-catching spots all over Sophie the Giraffe's body provide visual stimulation and she soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object for baby.
Sophie the Giraffe's squeaker keeps baby
amused and stimulates his hearing. To begin
with, the funny sound Sophie makes when
she is squeezed helps to stimulate baby's
hearing, and then later, helps him to understand the link between cause and effect.
Sophie the Giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint, and is completely safe to chew, just like a feeding bottle teat. Her soft texture and numerous chewable parts (ears, horns, legs), make her perfect for soothing baby's sore gums during teething.
Touch is the first means a baby
has of communicating with the
outside world. Sophie the Giraffe's
soft feel, like baby's mother's skin,
stimulates physiological and emotional response that soothe baby and promote healthy growth and well-being.
The singular scent of natural rubber from the Hevea tree makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys.
Easy to grip
Sophie the Giraffe's shape and 18 cm (7 inches) size are perfect for baby's small hands. She is very light, and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip, even from his earliest days.
Sophie the Giraffe: a 100% natural rubber toy
Latex from the rubber tree (HEVEA) was first processed in 1928 using the vulcanization invented by Mr Charles Goodyear. The rubber used by Vulli comes from the HEVEA trees (rubber trees) that grow in Malaysia.
Every morning, before the daytime heat sets in, the milky liquid that oozes from the cells beneath the bark is collected from these millions of HEVEA trees. This liquid is known as "latex".
Latex is natural, elastic and water-resistant, acts as an insulator, is pleasant to the touch and smells nice.
Vulli takes this latex, heats it, and then applies a special process and rotational moulding technique. The result after 14 manual operations is the wonderful little "Sophie the Giraffe".
Still the same, even after more than 50 years.
She hasn't dated in the slightest.
How Sophie is Made Video
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