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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Members of Congress Hear From The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild

During the week of February 8th, I visited our nation’s capital for scheduled meetings with  several Republican and Democratic lawmakers representing Districts from New York to California.  I was joined by HSMG member and supporter, Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus. Led by our Washington, D.C. advocates Mary Anne Walsh and Rick Limardo, over the course …

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From the President – DC Advocacy Trip Follow-up – Safe Cosmetics Act

Yesterday I met with legislative staffers in the offices of Reps. Jan Schakowsky, (D-Il), Ed Markey, (D-Ma) and Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wi), the original co-sponsors of H.R. 5786 The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.  I was joined by Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry in Bellingham, Wa, Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale in Portland, Or, Lela Barker …

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The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild heads to Washington, DC – Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010

Sunday evening I flew to Washington, DC, to meet up with: Donna Maria Coles Johnson of The Indie Beauty Network (@indiebusiness) Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale (@essentialU) Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry (@brambleberry) Lela Barker of Bella Lucce (@bellalucce) We have set up meetings with senior staffers of Representatives Schakowsky (D,IL), Markey (D, MA) and …

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