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.

The Versatility Of Sheepskins

By |2021-10-15T15:43:59+10:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

At Tambo Teddies, we embrace making Teddy Bears for everyone that needs one in their life. We use hundred percent Australian sheepskins to create these teddies, and today it’s time to put a spotlight on this versatile product. In our store we have 100 percent Australian and New Zealand (long hair) sheepskins. They all [...]

4 ways to use a Teddy Bear during the holidays

By |2021-09-27T07:40:55+10:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The school holidays are a period that children and most parents look forward to. In our Tambo Teddies shop, we are happy to welcome all the families that travel through and pay our store a visit. It’s THE shop for children because they are allowed to touch everything in the shop and cuddle all [...]

The Iconic Toy – The Teddy Bear

By |2021-09-13T08:16:22+10:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , |

The name Teddy bear originates from Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. When he went hunting with his friends, they hunted down a bear and encouraged Roosevelt to shoot it. Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear (what a guy!) and this became big news! He wasn’t only the president; he was a big name in the hunting [...]

Love Across Borders

By |2021-09-13T08:14:01+10:00September 5th, 2021|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , |

The world is a different place at the moment. It’s difficult to see our friends and family and feel the love from each other through cuddles and being close to one another. Overseas travel is still a no-go, and this is impacting on many people who miss their loved ones. Tambo Teddies advocates for [...]

Shout-Out To The Dads!

By |2021-08-26T19:54:53+10:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , |

Tambo Teddies is all about family life. The Teddies that leave our store all become a part of a unique family. With Father’s Day coming up soon, it’s time to give a shout-out to all the great Dads out there. We love our Dads, just the way they are! It helps, though, that they [...]

Tambo Teddies in New Zealand

By |2021-08-06T18:21:33+10:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tambo Teddies have headed over the ditch and landed in New Zealand. Heading the charge is Tasman, our real kiwi Tambo Teddy bear decked out as an All Black. To continue to grow our business we have set our sights on expanding into overseas markets. With Alison a kiwi, New Zealand is the obvious [...]

Dress your Tambo Ted…..

By |2021-07-01T11:42:30+10:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tambo Teddy bears are created from gorgeous woollen sheepskin. They have a lovely soft 'furry' coat but sometimes they need a little bit of clothing to dress themselves up in. Ted's most popular outfit is the Mr Stockman ensemble which includes a shirt, pants, large bear-as-a-bone and a belt. Ted's shirt is available in [...]

What is Wool Classing?

By |2021-06-12T11:49:54+10:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , |

Tambo Teddies are made from wool, from Australian sheepskin. We love wool at Teddies, in fact, Alison was a Wool Classer for many years and still holds a deep love of wool. What is Wool Classing? you may ask. Wool classing is the process involved in the production of uniform, predictable, low-risk lines of [...]

We’re celebrating Made in Australia Week – Australian Made

By |2021-05-31T06:16:30+10:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , |

We're celebrating the first ever Made in Australia Week! Running from Monday May 24 through to Sunday May 30, this initiative is being championed by the Australian Made campaign. Made in Australia Week is actively encouraging shoppers to focus their buying activities on genuine Aussie products, like Tambo Teddies ! This is the first-ever  [...]

Ted’s New Zealand Travel Bubble

By |2021-05-16T10:23:09+10:00May 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

One lucky Tambo Teddy travelled with Alison to New Zealand as soon as the travel bubble opened up! Missing her annual jaunt across the ditch to the Marlborough Sounds, Alison booked a trip as soon as she could once the elusive travel bubble opened. Once booked, there was a three-week nervous wait until Alison [...]

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