Skilcraft is a trade name of the National Industries for the Blind, an organization created by the Wagner-O’Day Act of 1938 to create employment opportunities for blind Americans. Products bearing the Skilcraft brand are commonly used in United States federal government institutions.
The Skilcraft trade name was introduced in 1952. Skilcraft focuses on providing expendable property to the government. The first products manufactured under the program were mops and brooms for cleaning government offices. Later, pens and office supplies were introduced. Today, the Skilcraft name encompasses more than 3,000 products including office supplies, janitorial equipment, uniforms, and hospital supplies. Skilcraft also provides services, such as call centers, on a contract basis to government agencies.
The Skilcraft trade helps employ more than 5,000 blind Americans working for local agencies in 44 states.