Skilcraft is Terrible.

Another in a field of swords I'd die on.

To be clear: I entirely support the idea of providing jobs to those with impairments or disabilities.

What I do not support is overpriced garbage for the sake of being overpriced garbage.

Skilcraft pens are terrible.

Skilcraft trashcan liners almost always end up having more than a few that are just sheets of sealed plastic.

Skilcraft dry erase markers are smudgy pieces of hot garbage that almost never wipe away cleanly.

And then you find reviews from employees of Skilcraft lambasting the company for shitty work conditions, and you feel vindicated for finding the entire brand terrible. And then you go a step further and read the somewhat brief Wikipedia article on the brand and find things like

By 1960, NIB had 62 affiliated workshops. In 1970, black blind workers went on strike at a Skilcraft plant in Greensboro, North Carolina, citing poor working conditions, discrimination and low wages.

I'll concede that condemning a company for practices in an entirely different social area is a bit of a stretch, but still.

Ever since I can remember I've had a tendency to severe brand loyalty:

The last part of that last line is definitely not a popular opinion, but it's cheap and it gets me where I need to go.

Already looking at accessories to add to my shiny new VAP and make it all professional and whatnot. Chart tape, Expo markers and caddies...

So excited.