Sheep would have to be the most versatile natural fibre growing machines in all the animal kingdom.
From the cold central highlands of Tasmania to the vast open hot dry plains of central Queensland like Tambo, the modern merino sheep can grow the most beautiful wool for our MerinoSnug garments.
You would be forgiven if you asked "where the hell is Tambo?" because it is quite a distance away from every metropolitan centre! Tambo is located in Central West Queensland along the banks of the Barcoo river. Historical sources explain it is the oldest town in western Queensland having been first settled in 1863.
Since then and still today, sheep continue to be the mainstay for the region.
Despite it's remote location the Tambo region is particularly well known. It has a number of heritage buildings in the town which are a unique draw card, it sits on top of Australia's most important water supply the 'Great Artesian Basin' and it has ...a thriving and international woollen teddy bear manufacturing facility! Take a look below and see for yourself just how special this wool growing region is.
Meet the Woolgrowers
A pastoral and woolgrowing history that spans 138 years, 66,206 hectares of wide open spaces, golden plains, big skies, big water and quiet moonlight nights plus 45,000 modern merino sheep. Woolgrowing doesn't get much better. Read more
Meet the Wool manufacturer
How did a teddy bear making business start up in the middle of central western Queensland. More importantly how did it become an international business success. More innovation in wool that we couldn't help but share. Read more
Watch Tambo Queensland Australian wool growers, their sheep, their properties and the environment in which they grow the world's best wool.
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