Sophie the Giraffe
Sophie the Giraffe was 50 years ago favorite baby but today is still hip and trendy. Meanwhile, over 40 million babies have grown up with Sophie - SPLIT--
There was once a very common story ...
The little giraffe was born on May 25 of the year 1961 ... the name day of Saint Sophie! At that time there were only toy animals made from the farm were known or pet animals ... therefore one day in France a Mr. Rampel invented the concept of rotomoulding rubber for the manufacture of toys. He got the idea to make a giraffe, a newcomer to the market with its exotic appearance and the size and shape were ideal for babies grasping reflexes.
The mold design, its manufacture and finish were entrusted to Mr. Brault, the studio chief. The production of Sophie the Giraffe, as today is still happening, was launched on Thursday, May 25, hence the name. This was an immediate success. Young mothers instantly recognized the absolute "must" among the toys for their child. Thanks Sophie the Giraffe baby stopped crying at the passage of the first teeth! On the marketing buzz that followed, the small girafje its popularity really owe. From that date generations of children went across Europe admired the beep sound and recognize when they press the abdomen or the head of the giraffe!
VULLI The company, based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie, keep carefully the trade secret of this famous toy. Today Sophie the Giraffe are still "hand" made as are required more than 14 manual operations in order to make this toy. Its composition on the basis of rubber coming from the heveaboom is 100% natural.