When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie la Girafe helps babies stop crying! Around the world, generations upon generations of children have come to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head! VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the highly guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made. To this day, Sophie la Girafe is still traditionally produced, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the latex of the Hevea tree.