Espresso Yourself

Soapmaking, Spotlights1 Comment

Coffee has a venerable history in the soapmaking world.  In another edition of nearly wordless Wednesday, we’re bringing you some of our members’ coffee-inspired soaps.  Settle in with a cup of joe (or your favorite non-coffee beverage) and check out these beauties: Customers love Green Cow Studio’s kitchen soap so much, they introduced Bar o’ Joe, a coffee and sea … Read More

Meet the New Board!

General, Members' Topics5 Comments

July is a month of change in the Guild.  A new board took office in July: some new, some continuing their 2 year terms, and some taking on new roles.  We caught up with the board members to find out a little bit more about the women serving the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild this year. President Sr. Cathleen Timberlake has served … Read More

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Take a Bow!

2012 Conference0 Comments

Next week, we’ll introduce the new board (and believe us, we can’t wait!).  Until then, here’s one last look at the July 2011- June 2012 Board of Directors: And the tireless 2012 Conference Staff: This conference staff pulled off the biggest conference in HSMG’s history at The Red Lion on the River, a gorgeous venue on the scenic Columbia River, … Read More

It’s Here! Canadian Insurance

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Good News from the HSMG for Canadians! Insurance for Canadian soap and bath and body artisans is now here! Affordable insurance is now available to our Canadian colleagues. For just $400, plus $100 for Guild membership, you will have the same great insurance package that our US members enjoy. Your coverage includes: $2,000,000 General Aggregate Limit $2,000,000 Products-Completed Operations Aggregate … Read More