Sophie la girafe South Africa
Babies love Sophie!
They love her smile, her squeak, her smell, her spots and her long, long legs. Sophie la girafe is a unique toy made from 100% natural rubber and still hand made after more than 50 years.
She's a trusted friend and an ideal first toy, stimulating each of the five senses
from the age of 3 months:
About Sophie la girafe...
Sophie la girafe still looks exactly the same today as when she was first made on May 25th 1961, Saint Sophie’s Day, hence her name.
She was an immediate success. Young parents recognised that she was a must for their baby, soothing sore gums when the first signs of teething appeared. By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe’s fame spread. Over the years, generations of children around the world have come to love her smile, her smell and her squeak whenever they've pressed her tummy or head!
To this day Sophie la girafe is traditionally produced by VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the latex of the Hevea tree. Vulli first heats this latex using a special process involving a technique called “rotomoulding” and then performs a series of 14 manual operations.
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Vulli has always placed the quality of its products at the heart of its concerns.
For over fifty years, consumers have placed their trust in us and we do our utmost to satisfy them.
All of our products sold worldwide comply with European and global legislated standards. As such, Vulli provides its clients with products that comply with the very highest requirements. Regardless of the regulations in force in the country where they are sold, the same products are sold worldwide, meeting the most stringent legislation in all areas.
Additionally, since July 2011, each Sophie la girafe produced has her lot number printed on the back of a leg, enabling full product traceability including production date and relevant laboratory analysis.
Each number corresponds to a batch tested by an approved laboratory and certifies its compliance with European and international standards. In case of doubt, health authorities can access these analytical reports.
Moreover, we believe that we are the only toy manufacturer worldwide to offer such a high level of batch traceability, and therefore a high safety level for our consumers.
The Sophie la girafe range available locally:
The images below represent the full range of Sophie la girafe toys available in sunny South Africa.
You can either buy our products from one of our many marvellous retailers across the country or you can buy directly from our webstore by clicking on this big Sophie button right here:
Our top of page menu tab 'Buy Sophie' lists all of our retailers in Southern Africa and will help you to find a convenient retailer nearby.
What do parents say about Sophie?
My daughter absolutely loves this! She plays with it, tries to talk to it, and it has been a great relief for itchy gums.
Jessica, February 2018
The Sophie la girafe image gallery:
Have a look through our image gallery. You can click and hold to move the photos around or double click to enlarge. Babies adore her!
Sophie la girafe is a regular award winner the world over:
Baby & Kid Store - 2018
Made for Mums - 2018
My Child - 2018
Baby & Children's - 2018
Mummy's Market - 2018
Mother & Baby - 2018
Cribsie Awards - 2017
Little Awards - 2017
Readers' Choice - 2017
Creative Child - 2017
Baby & Children's - 2017
Preferred Choice - 2017
Mama & Baby - 2016
Mother & Baby 2016
The Bump - 2016
WIN with the 2019 Sophie la girafe worldwide baby photo contest!
Join in by sending us your cutest baby photo.
By sending us a beautiful picture of your baby with Sophie la girafe, you have the chance each month to win a precious Sophie la girafe bracelet.
At the end of the year you will have the chance to win the Grand Prize.
Further information is available by clicking on this Sophie button
which will redirect you to the Photo Contest Homepage.
Additionally, a PDF document is available here with participation instructions.
Best of luck to you and your baby!
Pyrelle Pty Ltd is the exclusive distributor in Southern Africa for Vulli, the manufacturer of Sophie la girafe©.
Please contact us through the message box below if you have any questions or we can be of help: