Wholesale: Common Terms and Definitions

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Once you’ve established your business and have been actively selling at fairs, markets and shows, you will really start reaping the rewards of your hard work! There are few things more satisfying than watching your business grow, and knowing that the success of it settles squarely on your shoulders. As your business grows, new opportunities will present themselves; the ability … Read More

6 Ways to Secure Your Business and Peace of Mind

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Everything is becoming digital. Many things are becoming more simple because of this electronic revolution; payments are becoming easier and more secure, advertising opportunities using platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are limitless and mostly free. Your customer base isn’t limited to who comes to your brick and mortar location or your market booth; anyone can buy from you, … Read More

Privacy Policy

The privacy and security of information you may provide is very important to us! Please continue reading for details on our Privacy Policy. Your information will never be sold to a third party or used to manipulate your actions. Should you contribute content, it will never be published publicly without your consent, will remain yours forever, and can be removed … Read More

So, You’re Heading to Conference

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Heading to this year’s 17th Annual HSCG Conference in Tucson, Arizona? Have you started packing yet? We’ve covered the topic before, but we think it bears repeating. After all, if you’re going to the trouble of getting patted down by TSA for carrying on 10 pounds of national security-threatening soap, you shouldn’t have to suffer packing regrets once you get … Read More

Share Your Voice: US Labeling

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The HSMG has submitted a petition that needs your voice. In mid-2012, the HSMG submitted a citizen’s petition to the US FDA requesting a change in the law to make a PO box acceptable on cosmetic product labels in lieu of a street address.  The FDA confirmed receipt in August and has been collecting public comments on the petition prior … Read More

Label on!

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Last week, the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild welcomed author, past HSMG President, and savvy labeler Marie Gale into our twitter chat room to share some of her vast experience labeling soaps and cosmetics for sale in the US. Read on for highlights of our discussion. [View the story “Soap and Cosmetic Labeling #HSMGchat ” on Storify] Soap and Cosmetic Labeling #HSMGchat … Read More

Introducing the 2010 Conf. Keynote Speaker!! Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun!

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Sponsored by Essential Wholesale Founder and President, Good Food Organics Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Nomination, 2004 United States Ambassador, 1999 – 2001 United States Senator, 1992 – 1998 A woman of extensive achievements and a pioneering entrepreneur, Carol Moseley Braun has established herself as an agent for change passionate about preserving the American Dream for the next generation. Carol Moseley … Read More

Spotlight – Marie Gale, President, HSMG

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So we can get to know more about the Guild, its Directors, Committees and Members, we will be posting a Spotlight piece on the Blog often.  First, our leader, Marie Gale. She started out like the rest of us happening upon soapmaking through circumstance somehow, someway.  But who is Marie Gale, certified soapmaker and President of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild.  Marie … Read More

What to do about the FDA Globalization Act

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You have probably heard of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. If not, briefly it is legislation intended to increase the security and safety of food, drugs and medical devices. Cosmetics seem to be somewhat of an afterthought, but they are still included. The way it is currently being written, it which would require, amongst other things, annual registration of … Read More