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About Alison Shaw

After four years running this business I still love wool! Teddies is always taking us on another adventure as we strive to improve and grow this little business. I love meeting the challenges that pop up and enjoy marketing our Tambo Teddies to the world.

Our Favourite Tambo Teddies

By |2021-02-27T09:57:19+10:00February 27th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , |

You can't work in a Teddy Bear shop and not love Teddy Bears! Recently we surveyed the Staff to find out their favourite Tambo Teddies. Bonnie declared a small pink patchwork Toby with a pink spot ribbon was the standout bear for her. 'I think Tobies have the cutest face, pink is my favourite [...]

Meet the Tambo Teddies Toowoomba Team

By |2021-02-01T08:03:04+10:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

It really is about time we introduced our wonderful team in  our Toowoomba Hub! Our Toowoomba Team have been pumping out Tambo Teddies since February 2019. Team Leader is Bonnie Hood, Bonnie was originally our off-site sewer in Toowoomba  in 2018. There were times when our shelves we so empty we were absolutely desperate [...]

We’re dotty about our Spotty bears

By |2021-01-26T18:55:01+10:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , |

We're dotty about our limited edition Spotty Bears. Spotty dots are made from the softest dorper sheep skins. We were offered a batch of spotty dorper skins by our Australian sheepskin supplier, Peter, from Australian Sheepskin Distributors. What's a Dorper skin you ask? Dorper sheep were originally bred in the arid regions of South [...]

We care about your safety at Tambo Teddies.

By |2021-01-10T07:38:28+10:00January 10th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , |

We care about your safety at Tambo Teddies. To ensure our products are safe for all ages they  must undergo rigorous testing.  Five samples of each product is sent overseas to a QIMA testing facility in Hong Kong. QIMA is the leading provider of supply chain compliance with an on-the-ground presence in 85 countries. [...]

Tambo Teddies – 2020 in review

By |2020-12-27T12:16:11+10:00December 27th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , |

Oh what a year! As we sat together in late 2019 to set our goals for 2020, we had no idea what the forthcoming year would dish up. Things didn't go to plan however we are pleased to report it was another amazing year for Tambo Teddies. January - We hit the ground running, [...]

What’s the go with Black Friday?

By |2020-11-28T07:22:16+10:00November 28th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

What is the go with Black Friday? We keep seeing more and more Black Friday sales popping up in Australia's retail sector, leading us to wonder 'what's it all about?' So a quick google and a little bit of research and we discovered it to be an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving [...]

Christmas is for Giving – give a gift that lasts.

By |2020-11-15T09:18:16+10:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After the wrapping paper has been torn off and thrown away we are so often left wondering what we have left on Christmas Day. So many toys, gifts and goodies don't last for long after the big day. Often played with briefly and then thrown away, pushed into a back corner becoming part of [...]

Our Crossing Signs – Bigger and Better

By |2020-10-22T16:27:47+10:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , |

There was great excitement in Tambo on Tuesday morning when Jason from Artcraft in Brisbane arrived with our new Tambo Teddy Crossing signs. The signs were stolen on October 8th sometime during the night. Despite spreading the word about the theft far and wide on social and mainstream media, the signs have not been [...]

A little Vignette featuring Tambo Teddies

By |2020-10-17T06:20:15+10:00October 17th, 2020|Categories: Tambo Updates|Tags: , , , , |

This month we featured in a vignette in the Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) Gold Coast bulletin. A quarterly publication that is sent to members and published online. Editor of the newsletter, Valerie Shooter, contacted us about a feature on Tambo Teddies. As COVID restrictions eased Val was aware many people were [...]

We’re a bit Cross about the Crossing Signs

By |2020-10-11T12:56:52+10:00October 11th, 2020|Categories: Tambo Updates|Tags: , , , , , |

We're a bit cross about the disappearance of Tambo's Teddy Bear Crossing signs. Friday morning (October 9, 2020) we suddenly realised they were gone! Both signs from both sides of the road have been unbolted and stolen sometime during Thursday night. We are very disappointed that someone thought they needed more than the Tambo [...]

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