My grandmother Elizabeth Katherine Logsdon was an amazing embroiderer and seamstress. I was always so inspired by the things she would make. She was insistent on always purchasing and producing hand made or well made goods and had the philosophy to maintain the life of these things through deliberate and special care.
She passed away when I was 12 but her style, appreciation for fashion and quality has always made a huge impression on me. I have since figured out my own charity work of saving bears from being face down at thrift stores and giving them new lives as well as finding my mission to combat the mass production and consumption of goods that will not last the test of time. This is why they are the "EKL" bearmy in honor of her....
Tara Logsdon rescues discarded teddy bears that are in grave need of physical and psychological repair from thrift stores. From there, long hours in the OR are spent repairing their dismembered appendages using hand-stitching techniques. Each bear goes through a full sensory make over in which they are given a new heart to deal with abandonment issues and eyes for a better outlook on life. Once the patient makes a full recovery and they are ready to be adopted and come with a unique prescription that must be followed until they have adapted to their new environment.
These adoptees have all been trained to be soldiers in the EKL bearmy. Once they re-enter the world it is their mission to combat mass production and consumption and bring awareness to the desertion of living and inanimate things. It is the bearmy's belief that we as people must slow down and become more deliberate with our creation and consumption to decrease the amount of abandonment in the world.