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Woohoo…..we’re in the finals of the Queensland Multicultural Awards

By |2019-06-30T12:26:13+10:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We're so excited, we are finalists in the business category of the Queensland Multicultural Awards! We have been selected for the work we have been doing in partnership with Multicultural Queensland Australia providing jobs for refugees at our regional sewing hub in Toowoomba. ‘Supply’ of bears has been the constricting factor in growth of [...]

It’s a Teddy Bear Shop!

By |2019-07-01T16:03:20+10:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , |

'It's a Teddy Bear Shop!' visitors to Tambo exclaim. Travellers are a bit bemused by a teddy bear shop in the middle of a tiny Outback Queensland town. And seriously, what is the go with these teddy bears? Tambo Teddies has been operating for twenty-six years, five years under our ownership. The business was started [...]

Our Regional Sewing Hub

By |2019-02-17T11:35:06+10:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have started a Regional Sewing Hub in Toowoomba! Located on the corner of Mort and Bridge Streets, our hub has 4 machines that started humming away on February 11th. At the Hub we have three full time workers and two part-time, ensuring the machines will be creating Tambo Teddies all week long. Four [...]

Tambo’s Teddy Bears in Verse

By |2018-11-18T19:56:58+10:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Inspired to learn of the Teddies enterprise during a difficult time for the wool industry; a couple of ladies chipping in at near ground zero to pull a little town up by its bootlaces poet, Robert Raferty was moved to pen the poem, 'Tambo's Teddy Bears' on 19th November, 1995. Robert Raftery is a [...]

Dylan says………

By |2019-02-18T10:54:34+10:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What did Dylan have to say competition? The youngest member of the Tambo Teddy family, Dylan, is now eight months old and becoming a real character. Being very mobile (the fastest crawler in Tambo!) he can cut some moves around the shop on a Saturday morning - and the best fun is exploring! Ribbons, [...]

Head to Tambo for a school holiday Outback adventure!

By |2019-06-23T13:52:36+10:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Tambo Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you heading to the Outback these school holidays? Well , Tambo is a must stop! We might be a tiny town, but we have plenty to see and do for all the family. There is FREE camping at Stubby Bend, you can set up camp on the banks of the mighty Barcoo, a [...]

Peter Possum – welcome to the Family

By |2018-06-16T16:05:26+10:00June 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to the family! Peter Possum is the newest member of the Tambo Teddy family. Tambo Possum is a Phalangeriformes,  part of the family of marsupials’ native to Australia. Possums are iconic Australian fauna, they are incredibly agile, with a prehensile tip to the tail which can grasp branches as if they have another [...]

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 [...]

Caring for your Tambo Teddy

By |2018-05-09T20:48:00+10:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Your Tambo Teddy is created from the softest Australian sheepskins we can find, and we want to make sure you know how best to care for your new bear friend. Sheepskin Tambo Teddy bears are made from wool and leather, a totally natural product that can’t be washed in a machine because the skin [...]

Twenty-Five Years of Teddy Bears

By |2018-02-04T14:36:40+10:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the tiny town of Tambo located in the middle of the Outback local women have been crafting sheepskin teddy bears for the past twenty-five years. Following a Government workshop to uncover new industries in regional communities, three women got together and decided to form a teddy bear company. After nearly a year of [...]