Handrafter Membership in the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild is open to all individuals who make any kind of handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics at any level. There are several levels of Handcrafter Membership based on whether or not the handcrafter is selling soap to the general public, where the handcrafter is located and if he/she already has insurance coverage.
Benefits for Handcrafter Members are geared toward those things that assist in promoting handcrafted soap, increasing proficiency in the trade, improving business skills, encouraging networking opportunities and providing general exposure for the member's business and products.
As one of the most important benefits, members have the opportunity, through elections, participation and volunteerism, to shape the direction and future of the HSCG and the handcrafted soap industry as a whole.
Certain membership benefits are applicable based on the type of membership. (See the Membership Benefits Chart for more details.)