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We Love Wool!

By |2018-10-07T12:18:27+10:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the 8th – 21st October, The Campaign for Wool’s annual UK Wool Week will mark its ninth year with an extended programme of events, exhibitions, activities and initiatives designed to educate, inspire and promote the benefits of wool. The Campaign for Wool began in October 2010 with a launch event that saw London’s [...]

Bear 45000 joins the Drought Appeal

By |2019-02-18T10:53:57+10:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bear 45,000 aptly named Stirling Downs Stormy has joined his mates at the Western Queensland Drought Appeal to help raise funds to support our communities who are experiencing the on-going impacts of this extended drought. The Drought has been hitting the region hard for several years and it is not only the farmers who [...]

Baby Austin’s Battle

By |2018-08-30T20:29:15+10:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Baby Austin was born in March, 2018 into a loving family with Mum, Amy and Dad, Andrew by his side, he was adored by his brother and sister, Archie and Abby. Austin was reaching all his goals and milestones, then he started getting a bit of reflux and this little baby started playing havoc [...]

Buckland Bill raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor

By |2019-02-18T10:57:45+10:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Recently we sent a Tambo Teddy, Buckland Bill over the range to help Sue McDonald and the Buckland Recreational Club raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Buckland  Recreational Club is a small community group of twenty who have a recreations ground approximately 100 kms west of Springsure, with a shed, tennis [...]

100 faces of Queensland Small Business – Tambo Teddies

By |2018-05-29T06:40:58+10:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , |

Alison was fortunate to be selected as one of the 100 faces of small business- an initiative of the Queensland Government to highlight and support small businesses. Here's our story...………. The town of Tambo has a proud tradition of producing sheepskin teddy bears loved across the globe. A new group of locals have continued [...]

Tambo Teddies Hero – Josie Smith

By |2018-05-28T05:41:52+10:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Josie Smith is the longest serving employee at Tambo Teddies, she even outlasted the original owners.  Moving to Tambo in 1988 when the family purchased their property, Shady Downs, 61 km east of Tambo on the road to Alpha, Josie started with the business in 1993 sewing bears at home. When Josie began, the [...]

Naming Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2018-02-25T18:08:55+10:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

All the Basil and Toby Tambo Teddy Bears made in Tambo are given an individual name and unique identification number. Our bears are all named after local Tambo Properties alliterated with a Christian name. We do name some  teddy bears after other properties, or with a selected name in response to special requests. Tambo [...]

And then there were two – a farewell from Kiralee

By |2018-02-12T19:44:20+10:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Behind The Scenes|

Tambo Teddies – It has been a privilege What a wonderful journey Tambo Teddies has taken me on.  I remember back to the first 6 months, completing a day of teaching and then heading down to the Tambo Teddies workshop for a few more hours each afternoon – busy, busy, busy.  The running joke [...]

Teddy Bears Facts…………..

By |2017-08-13T19:48:49+10:00August 13th, 2017|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

We thought we would like to share a few cool facts about teddy bears with you and put a bit of teddy bear history in perspective. There are many famous teddy bears and we are proud to include ourselves in this little teddy bear timeline. 1902 - Roosevelt leaves on November 12 for Mississippi for his 4 day bear hunt. - [...]