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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. [...]

Five Years at Teddies

By |2019-03-05T11:53:52+10:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , |

It's amazing to think we have owned this little business for FIVE years. It just seems like yesterday we were wondering what we had done ! The years may have flown past but they have been action packed and we have achieved so much. We decided to reflect on our five favourite things about [...]

Campaigning for Wool

By |2018-05-15T20:05:06+10:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Since the beginning, Tambo Teddies have been created from the best Australian woollen sheepskins, they were even stuffed with wool in the early days. But despite being an Australian made, quality sheepskin product Tambo Teddies was denied the right to use the Australian Woolmark. The body responsible for the promotion of wool in the [...]

Mary Sutherland; twenty-one years dedicated to Teddy Bears

By |2019-02-18T10:58:58+10:00April 7th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Sutherland was one of the three ladies who founded the Tambo Teddies business and brand.  Her partners, Helen Sargood and Charm Ryrie left the business after several years, and Mary’s passion drove its success for twenty-one years until she decided it was time to retire . Mary passed the baton on by selling [...]

Twenty-Five Reasons to Love Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2018-03-25T18:22:28+10:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Recently Outback Queensland Tourism Association wrote a lovely blog on us, '25 Reasons to love Tambo Teddies' to celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary. This blog got us thinking and we decided we need to challenge ourselves to gather together 25 reasons to more love our bears. The first five are from the heart 1. Tambo [...]

Charm Ryrie – ideas and innovation

By |2019-02-18T11:00:08+10:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Charm Ryrie was one of the driving forces behind Tambo Teddies, there from the beginning her determination saw this little business establish and succeed. Incubated at a government workshop, Charm’s idea of making sheepskin teddy bears got only few votes and many just laughed and said it couldn’t work. Well, this was just a [...]

Vale Helen Sargood

By |2019-02-18T11:00:42+10:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It was with great sadness last week that we learnt Helen Sargood, one of Tambo Teddies business co-founders, had passed away. Helen together with Charm Ryrie and Mary Sutherland worked hard to establish the business from a quirky little idea, that many said couldn’t happen, to a thriving regional cottage industry business. No doubt [...]

Tambo Teddies Limited Editions

By |2019-02-18T11:02:00+10:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over the years there has been a series of limited editions created at Tambo Teddies; special bears of differing styles of which there were only 100 of each made. The limited editions were named after local pioneering families, some of the region's earliest settlers, whose descendants still reside in Tambo today. We have one of each of the Limited Edition [...]

An Ode to Tambo’s Teddy Bears

By |2017-02-11T19:25:28+10:00February 11th, 2017|Categories: Teddy Highlight, Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , |

We found this charming poem in our files....... don't know who wrote it but we love it just the same! The drought has spread her blankets wide, with eyes blood red and flaring. Through a string of tiny country towns the mood was bleak, despairing. And in retreat to a steady beat, their dusty [...]