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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 [...]

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 [...]

Creating a Tambo Teddy Community

By |2020-09-20T12:53:02+10:00September 20th, 2020|Categories: Tambo Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |

At Tambo Teddies we don't just create teddy bears, we create a community. A Tambo Teddy Community where owners of Tambo Teddies have a unique shared interest. A community is  group of people having a particular characteristic in common, people who have certain attitudes and interests in common. For our Community, the factor that [...]

Lost but Found

By |2020-05-25T06:11:18+10:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is a story of a Tambo Teddy who got lost and then found, but was still really lost. Tambo Teddy Basil Bear number 16,128 was out for a day's adventure. A picnic in park, a road side rest area, a place to stop and stretch his legs. Named Tambo Station Teddles, this wickedly [...]

Teddies Original Oz Gear

By |2019-08-04T11:05:34+10:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tambo Teddies iconic Stockmen bears dressed in their original Oz gear have been around as nearly as long as Tambo Teddies itself. Not long after the bears had hit the market it was suggested that the teddy bears needed dressing, and so Mr & Mrs Stockman and their mate Little Aussie Ringer were born. [...]

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, [...]

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