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COVID-19 – what does it mean for Tambo Teddies?

By |2020-03-31T06:09:26+10:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , |

As the virus known as COVID-19 takes over our lives we are making a few adjustments at Tambo Teddies. The health and well-being of our staff is forefront of our minds at this time, prompting a few changes. In both Tambo and Toowoomba we have implemented a comprehensive 'disinfecting' cleaning routine. We have hand [...]

Twelve months at the Hub

By |2020-03-01T16:34:02+10:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , |

Can you believe it? It's twelve months since we stepped out of our comfort zone and opened our Regional Sewing Hub in Toowoomba. It was a big risk for our little business but one that has certainly paid off! After five years in the business we realised that to grow we really needed to [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating Three Years at Tambo Teddies

By |2017-03-21T20:46:59+10:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , |

This month we are celebrating a significant milestone since we purchased Tambo Teddies- we are celebrating our third birthday!   When we reflect on the past three years we are amazed at how much we have achieved; there have been a lot of challenges but also loads of fun. We have had a lot of [...]

Tambo Teddies Master Crafter- Verna Kruckow

By |2016-08-17T20:39:47+10:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , , |

Chances are when you purchase a Tambo Teddy it might just have the initials 'VK' on the bum tag and will have been created in the teddy bear workshop by Tambo Teddies Master Crafter, Verna Kruckow. The Kruckow family moved to Tambo in April 2003 and Verna started working part-time at Teddies in May of [...]

A Day at Tambo Teddies…….

By |2019-02-18T11:05:16+10:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , |

Tambo Teddies are handmade from Australian sheepskins and the process of creating our gorgeous little friends begins when our skins arrive at the workshop in large boxes or wool bales. The skins are all unpacked, counted and sorted onto the shelves ready to be turned into teddy bears.  Since we have taken over the [...]

The Tambo Teddy Bear Workshop

By |2019-02-18T11:08:11+10:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , |

Tambo is the oldest town in the central west and the Teddies building is one of the older buildings in town and boasts quite an interesting and varied life history.   Prior to moving to our present location in 2000, Tambo Teddies began in  the back rooms of Tambo's historic Post & Telegraph Museum. The business  quickly outgrew this space [...]