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Sophie la girafe


Sophie la girafe

Once upon a time…

…the simple story of a giraffe born on the 25th May 1961, Saint Sophie’s Day

One day in France, a certain Monsieur Rampeau, 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 grab. 

Sophie la girafe®, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on Thursday 25th May, Saint Sophie's Day.

Sophie was an immediate success. When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie the Giraffe helps babies soothe their pain. Mothers immediately recognised that she was a must for their children…

By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame has spread.  Generation upon generations of children have loved hearing Sophie squeak when they pressed her tummy or head! From continental Europe, she is now a familiar sight in teething babies' hands in the UK. 

Sophie is a safe and natural teething toy for your baby. Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the Hevea tree sap, Sophie consists of flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint.

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

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.



Sophie la girafe® - Classic gift box

Sophie la girafe® - Classic gift box

EVERY baby needs a Sophie!

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