A Brief Background on Shaped Stress Balls
Back when stress balls were first hitting shelves in the 80s, they were simple round toys. You couldn't get one shaped like a star, penguin, or pickle. It was a horrible time in human history.
Leave it to Francesco Indrio, founder of Alpi International, to save the day. In 1994, his company created the first shaped stress relievers, starting with a dolphin and eventually other animals that included seals, cows, and pigs. At the time, nobody else was making shapes, and it was generally considered impossible. The team at Alpi took matters into their own hands, opening their own special factory dedicated to the process and hiring a successful artist named Lori Croft to help with the designs.
After several odd shapes, and a lot of trial and error, they finally found a formula that worked! Now you can order stress balls shaped like houses, tomatoes, unicorns, and anything else imaginable, all thanks to Indrio and his bold vision!