Legislative Update: The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

The HSMG has been actively involved in advocacy for the handcrafted soap and cosmetics industry for the past several years.  We have made tremendous progress during the past year in introducing and familiarizing our industry to Capital Hill with the assistance of our DC advocates Mary Anne Walsh and Rick Limardo. HSMG  leaders have met …

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HSMG Advocacy Position Statement

The HSMG has issued the following Advocacy Position Statement, approved by the Board of Directors on July 14, 2011. The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild (HSMG) is a non-profit trade association for soapmakers, small businesses hand making soaps and the handmade soap making industry as a whole. Depending on the formulation and/or claims, handmade soaps can be …

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H.R 2359 The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 is Introduced

Today, Reps. Schakowsky, Markey and Baldwin introduced The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, H.R. 2359. Here is the press release issued by Rep. Schakowsky’s office:  PRESS RELEASE The full text of the bill should be available Monday or Tuesday online.  You can look for it here by searching the bill number, H.R. 2359. We have …

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