Private Labelers who purchase handcrafted soap or cosmetics from one or more sources and then resell it under their
own private label are the newest addition to the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild family.
The HSCG works for private labelers in several ways - first by supporting and protecting the handcrafted
soap and cosmetic industry as a whole through education, legislative advocacy, insurance and more; second, by providing
direct member benefits to private labelers that are geared toward assisting them in the business; and
third, through the active promotion of partnerships between Private Label Members and Soapmaker Members
for the formation mutually beneficial business arrangements.
A Private Label Membership is the in the name of the business and has an individual person connected to the membership as the
owner. In addition, a "contact person" can be designated by the owner. If assigned, the contact person gets email and
enews updates from HSCG instead of the owner. Both the owner and the contact person have unique log-ins to the HSCG Member Area.
Applies to: Professional and Private Label Members
General and product liability insurance is available as an add-on to Professional Handcrafter memberships for members residing in the US. Several options are available; price starts at $265. The insurance is effective immediately upon receipt of dues and processing of the membership. See the Insurance FAQ for detailed information about the insurance coverage and options. Canadian Members have the option to purchase product and general liability insurance through our Canadian partners. See the Canadian Insurance FAQ for more details.
Private Label Members: Special group rates for product and general liability insurance have been negotiated for Private Label Members. The insurance is optional, and must be purchased directly from Veracity Insurance Solutions after the membership has been purchased; Private Label insurance is not included as part of the membership dues.
International Members: The member benefit insurance is only available for soap and cosmetic handcrafters within the United States and Canada; for handcrafters from other countries the insurance is excluded from the membership and the membership price adjusted accordingly.
Applies to: All Members
HSCG members are qualified to purchase additional insurance options for themselves and their families through our partnership with Veracity Insurance Solutions. Each type of additional insurance option addresses a unique situation; the options are:
Applies to: Professional, All Vendor and Private Label Members
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Every year the HSCG has an Annual Conference. It is 3 days, filled with classes and presentations on a wide array of topics pertinent to soapmaking (including actual soapmaking demonstration and how-to sessions). Conference attendance is open to both members and non-members.
Members receive a discount on the registration fee for themselves and up to three additional business associates.
Vendor Tier 1 Members receive FREE conference registration for two (2) of their staff to attend the conference (non-transferable).
Vendor Tier 2 Members receive FREE conference registration for one (1) of their staff to attend the conference (non-transferable).
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