Sophie la Girafe , Baby's First Toy
Who They Are
May 25th - a celebrated day in France in honor of the Saint Madeleine Sophie Bara, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Saint Sophie’s mission was to educate children to be a source of transformation in the world. Almost 100 years later on May 25th, Sophie la Girafe made her first appearance. Maker, Monsieur Rampeau, first went into production with his toy and lovingly named her after the well-known Saint and changemaker.
When Sophie was first launched in 1961, there were no other exotic animal toys on the market. Children had only seen giraffes in storybooks or heard tales from their parents. Monsieur Rampeau, an expert in the Hevea tree, began using the natural latex from the trunk and molding it into the imaginative Sophie la Girafe figure. Since then, Sophie's design has not changed but her popularity has grown throughout the world!
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