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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 [...]

DNA Tambo

By |2019-05-01T05:34:17+10:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Tambo Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We were excited to be a part of the Australian Wool Networks' launch of their DNA Tambo program at the Tambo Stock Show last Saturday (April 27th). Featuring wool grown locally at Lansdowne Station, AWN presented their DNA program whereby consumers can trace the origins of their garments and learn the back story of [...]

Tambo Teddies on Landline

By |2019-05-01T05:23:26+10:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How lucky were we? Our story on ABC Landline! Interest in our new venture encouraged journalists David Chen and Nathan Morris from ABC Southern Queensland to put together a great piece on our Regional Sewing Hub. And it came together so well! We didn't think we had that much to tell, or were [...]

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 [...]

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 Teddies – Fit for Royalty

By |2019-02-18T10:52:33+10:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We couldn't believe our luck! Another gorgeous Tambo Teddy was chosen by the Government as Queensland's gift for Royalty. Six days before Prince Harry and Meghan were to visit Queensland, Alison's mobile rang and an aide from the Premier's office said the Premier would like to speak with her and asked if she was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]