Sophie la girafe, who looked exactly the same as she does today, went into production on May 25th 1961, on Saint Sophie's Day.
By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. From then on around the world, generations upon generations of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head, and have her soothe their aching, teething gums.
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.
The Sophie brand has now expanded to include a range of beautifully-designed baby products your little one will love.