The genesis of the Workshop for the Blind & Visually Impaired came in to being in 1965.The Salvationists at the time saw there was a need for a program for students, who were idle at home with nothing to do after the completion of their formal education. The goal was to teach these students vocational skills with the hope of one day making the employable. At that time there were little to no opportunities available for visually impaired persons in regards to employment.
In the beginning of this new venture, students were being taught how to make brooms and cushions, because of how expensive the materials were for these products those items were eventually phased out. In the 1970’s the introduction of producing began at The Workshop. The commercialism of these mops first started in the 1980’s.