Behind the scenes of a success storyDiscover all the secrets behind Sophie la girafe that make it a toy with a devoted following!
A toy made from 100% natural rubber
The latex from the hevea tree was first processed in 1928 using the vulcanization technique invented by Mr. Charles Goodyear.
The rubber used by Vulli comes exclusively from the hevea trees growing in Malaysia. Each morning before the heat of the day settles 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”.
This latex is natural, soft, elastic, waterproof, insulating and pleasant to the smell and touch.
To create the little wonder that is Sophie la girafe, Vulli first heats the latex using a special process involving a technique called "rotomoulding" and then performs a series of 14 manual operations.
Still the same, even after more then 55 years
Despite being born in 1961, Sophie la girafe has not aged in the slightest. With sales of over 50 million units, she is the undisputed star for the very young.
The archetypal embodiment of an early learning toy, Sophie la girafe is a must-have! With widespread popularity, she is genuinely loved by every parent and child alike. Sophie la girafe has become timeless and cross-generational.
Discover Sophie la girafe's manufacturing process through the video below.