Val “The Bish” Cismoski originally formulated Tear Mender Instant Fabric & Leather Craft Glue adhesive, originally known as Tehr Greeze, in 1932. His nickname "The Bish" was a result of his imposing physical presence and his knack for having an answer to any and all questions which family members said reminded them of a Bishop. Tear Mender's impenetrable bond quickly made it a staple in the farm industry and was used to repair canvas drive belts for farm machinery. Today, Tear Mender continues to provide the same flexible, permanent bond and is widely used for a multitude of tasks from garment care to crafts.
In 2015, Lighthouse for the Blind, a US Registered non-profit organisation, acquired the assets of Tear Mender to further grow their mission of providing employment for individuals who are blind. The Tear Mender product line is filled, packaged and shipped by employees who are visually impaired.
Tear Mender is available in either a 59ml (2 fl. oz) or 177ml (6 fl. oz) bottle, each with an easy use nozzle applicator.