You may not have known, but the HSMG has some fabulous merchandise available! In an effort to help soapmakers make themselves known as soapmakers, promote the handcrafted soap industry, and increase awareness of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild, we have apparel and accessories for sale – all with the HSMG logo to clearly communicate your affiliation and support of soapmaking.
It really works! When I left the 2009 Conference to go home, I was wearing my “Raise The Bar” T-Shirt (with the HSMG logo and name on the front and “Raise the Bar – Use Handcrafted Soap” on the back. Apparently I wasn’t the only one to go home wearing one, because several people at the airport commented on “the soapmakers” who had been in Palm Springs. One woman said she didn’t realize there was “such a large number of soapmakers” and we chatted a little about handcrafted soap. I gave my business card to several people on my trip who asked about handcrafted soap. Who knows how many others now have handcrafted soap on their minds and will be more likely to buy some when they see some – just because of a T-Shirt!
My favorite, though, are the soap necklaces! They are really well made, come in a variety of colors, and so clearly communicate the concept of “handcrafted soap”.
Check out the merchandise! It’s available to anyone (not just members) and can be purchased through our shopping cart. Just go to the “HSMG Merchandise” and see what’s available.