About Alison Shaw

After four years running this business I still love wool! Teddies is always taking us on another adventure as we strive to improve and grow this little business. I love meeting the challenges that pop up and enjoy marketing our Tambo Teddies to the world.

Our Favourite Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2024-01-26T08:38:07+10:00January 26th, 2024|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , |

Our Favourite Tambo Teddy Bears We couldn’t be a teddy bear manufacturer if we didn’t love teddy bears! Same goes for our staff….who would want to make and sell teddy bears if they didn’t hold a special place in your heart? Our Tambo Teddies are all individual and unique, every bear is different. [...]

Looking Back at 2023

By |2023-12-29T07:36:19+10:00December 29th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , |

Looking Back at 2023 As the year draws to a close, it prompts us to reflect before embarking on the next twelve months. 2023 proved to be a busy time for Tambo Teddies! Marking our thirtieth anniversary was a whirlwind. Our decision to craft a jointed bear as our limited-edition birthday bear proved problematic. We [...]

Teddies at The New Zealand Agricultural Show 2023

By |2023-11-21T06:24:50+10:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , |

Teddies at The New Zealand Agricultural Show 2023 Last week Alison hopped over to Christchurch, where she dedicated three days to showcasing Tambo Teddies NZ at the New Zealand Agricultural Show. From Wednesday to Friday, she enthusiastically promoted the charms of our exquisite sheepskin teddy bears to the Kiwi crowd, resulting in many taking [...]

Discover the Magic of Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2023-11-12T09:08:14+10:00November 12th, 2023|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , |

Discover the Magic of Tambo Teddy Bears Ever wondered why Tambo Teddies are the talk of the town? Think about it: why splurge on a teddy bear? Well, the secret's out, and it's all about the natural goodness packed into these bears.The "Snuggle Factor": When you grab a Tambo Teddy, it's like hugging a [...]

Teddy Bears for Comfort

By |2023-11-02T08:46:07+10:00November 2nd, 2023|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , |

Teddy Bears for Comfort For many older people, particularly those with conditions such as dementia, teddy bears are more than just stuffed toys; they are loyal companions. Teds provide a sense of familiarity and routine, reminiscent of childhood, offering a sense of comfort and nostalgia. At Tambo Teddies, we have often sold bears [...]

At Tambo Teddies – we care about the environment.

By |2023-09-30T11:46:59+10:00September 30th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , |

At Tambo Teddies – we care about the environment. At Tambo Teddies we care about the environment and are committed to ensuring our manufacturing processes are as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. Core to our commitment is our use of sheepskin, sheepskin is a sustainable product. Renewable and biodegradable, sheepskin is a natural material [...]

Tambo Teddies: Where Cuddles and Creativity Come Together

By |2023-07-08T12:53:43+10:00July 8th, 2023|Categories: About Teddy Bears, Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

Tambo Teddies: Where Cuddles and Creativity Come Together In a world of mass-produced toys, there’s something truly special about handmade treasures that exude warmth, charm, and a touch of nostalgia. Tambo Teddies capture the essence of artisanal craftsmanship and offer a unique companion who just love cuddles. In the charming town of Tambo, nestled [...]

The Art of Teddy Bear Making

By |2023-07-26T10:00:48+10:00June 9th, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

The Art of Teddy Bear Making Crafting a teddy bear is an art, and crafting a sheepskin teddy bear requires talent. Many visitors to the store reflect on the teddy bears they have created from fabrics such as synthetic fur, but also velour, denim, cotton, satin, and canvas. Our sewers are all very talented, [...]

Winter Warmers

By |2023-05-09T17:22:39+10:00May 9th, 2023|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , |

Winter Warmers The temperatures are cooling down out in Tambo , the cool southerly wind is blowing up from the south and cutting through the township. But we're sure it is even cooler in New Zealand - definitley time to rug up and put out your winter warmers. Sheepskin is the best material to [...]

Thirty Years of Teddy Bears

By |2023-04-02T14:27:40+10:00April 2nd, 2023|Categories: Behind The Scenes|

Thiry Years of Teddy Bears Tambo Teddies - who would have thought thirty years ago that a little throw away idea would grow into the widely loved business it is today? Back in 1992, the suggestion to create sheepskin teddy bears was tossed around in a workshop at the Tambo Shire Hall in [...]