[soliloquy id="4856"] Sophie the Giraffe was born on the 25th of May in the year 1961…St Sophie’s Day! In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animals or pet figures. That is why one day in France, a certain Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming sap from the Hevea tree using the rotational molding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with the idea of designing a giraffe.
Young mothers straightaway saw that she was a must for their children when the first signs of teething appear, “Sophie la girafe” helps babies stop crying! By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe’s fame spread. From then on in Europe, generation upon generation of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy and head! Sophie is still “traditionally” produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea Tree.
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