2015 Conference: Business Highlights

April 18, 2015: Where will you be? The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild will be in Indianapolis, welcoming 450 lucky attendees to our annual conference. And what, pray tell, happens during this conference? Oh, we are so glad you asked…we’ll be packing nearly 2 dozen speaker sessions covering topics ranging from business to product-making, an …

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Soaping Superstars: Beauty in Haiti

It all started with Google.  No, really. Marla Bosworth, CEO and Founder of Back Porch Soap Company, and Amanda Griffin, the brains behind Lovin’ Soap, both HSMG members and speakers at our 2013 conference, recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Haiti. There, they taught two dozen women from OFEDA (Organisation des Femmes Devouees en …

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It’s Scholarship Time!

Sharpen your pencils and tell us why you deserve a full ride to the 2013 HSMG Conference.  If you’ve been as eagerly counting down the days to next year’s conference as we have, but can’t afford it, we have some very good news. Photo by Flickr member -Weng-. Used under a Creative Commons License. Veracity …

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I Challenge You to a Donating Duel!

Calling all soapers!  Have you heard?  We’re having a Holiday of Hope Soap Drive.  We know that you are already giving soap in your communities, to causes ranging from local food banks to canine rescue. Photo by Flickr member Darren Tunnicliff. Used under a Creative Commons License. Thank you to everyone who’s shared their donations …

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SoapGuild.org: New Features!

We are so excited to bring you a new, improved Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild website.  Watch the video below to learn more about the special requests feature and how to set up a brick and mortar location (whether temporary or permanent). If you have Windows Media Player, here’s a larger, higher quality version of the video …

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It’s here! Canadian Product & Liability Insurance

Finally, the moment our Canadian members have been waiting for…. We are very pleased to announce that General Liability & Products Liability Insurance is now available to Canadian Members of the HSMG. The coverage will include: • $2,000,000 General Aggregate Limit • $2,000,000 Products-Completed Operations Aggregate Limit • $1,000,000 Personal and Advertising Injury Limit • …

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