Sophie the Giraffe (Sophie la Girafe)
Sophie the Giraffe by Vulli.
Sophie la girafe, full of discoveries and activities to awaken baby’s senses!
Sight: The dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie la giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to baby. She soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object.
Hearing: Her squeaker keeps baby amused, stimulates the ears, and helps to understand the link between cause and effect.
Taste: Sophie la girafe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew (ears, horns, legs). She is perfect for soothing sore gums when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food based paint.
Touch: Sophie la giraffe is perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. She is very soft to touch, just like baby’s mommy, stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses.
Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber (from Hevea tree) makes Sophie la girafe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys.
VULLI, a company based in Rumilly, France which is located in the Haute-Savoie region, has continued to keep the highly guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made.
Sophie la girafe®: 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 a natural, elastic and water-resistant material that acts as an insulator and is pleasant to smell and touch.
Vulli takes this latex, heats it, and then applies a special process that includes a rotational moulding technique. The result after 14 manual operations is the wonderful petite "Sophie la girafe®".
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