Experts Panel – Sandy Maine – Business Day at the Forum

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Hello Members, It is with great pleasure that the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc. presents our first Experts Panel, Business Day at the Forum venue, hosted by the most impressive, Sandy Maine, President and CEO of SunFeather Natural Soap Company. Sandy will be available this Friday, December 5, 2008 from noon to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Clear your schedules … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Future Soapmaker, Miss Reagan Allison Happy Thanksgiving from the Board of Directors at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild! We all wish you and yours a wonderful day and are thankful for all of you!  Enjoy!

What’s on Your Wish List?

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With Holiday giving (and receiving) just around the corner, have you made a wish list from the HSMG store? Within the store you can purchase a new membership, renew your membership, sign up for the HSMG Annual Conference or purchase HSMG logo items. How about a gift certificate? Sounding good? Check it out at http://www.soapguild.org/store/home.php Maria Gelnett – P&S Chair

CongressDaily Article Covers HSMG Position on FDA Globalization Act

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CongressDaily, a respected newspaper read by members of Congress, included an article last Tuesday about the HSMG and IBN letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee about the FDA Globalization Act. The writer, Anna Edney, contacted me the week before requesting information and I forwarded her our letter and information on our position. The article, starts out by saying: Micro-cosmetics … Read More

Spotlight – Cathleen Timberlake

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Taking a Higher Path to Soapmaking Cathleen Timberlake joined the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild in 2002. Six years later she became one of our Board members and now Chairs the Membership Committee. What’s so special about that, you may be wondering? (After all, lots of Guild members catch the “servant leadership” bug and end up chairing a committee or serving on … Read More

A Trade Association for the Industry

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Visit our Industry Resources link industry resources The HSMG is a non-profit trade association. As such, it is our goal and job to assist those in the industry to expand their own endeavors and thereby expand the industry as a whole. When public awareness about handcrafted soap is increased, there are more sales. When more soap is purchased, the soapmakers … Read More

HSMG Members Call for Soap Sample

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Dear HSMG Members, Eco Gift Festival 2008 has given us a wonderful opportunity to put our handcrafted soap samples into the gift bags of 400 volunteers to their event. Held in Santa Monica, CA, this is a large scale eco-conscious gift show that provides people with a convenient and green Holiday shopping experience. They are excited to reward their volunteers … Read More

Your voice being heard

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At the top of every page of our website is the statement: The only international non-profit trade association promoting the benefits of handcrafted soaps and giving a voice to the handcrafted soapmaker. I am proud of the fact that we have, as of this writing, 967 members whose membership dues have made it possible for us to grow to the … Read More

Best rate for the 2009 Conference expires tonight~!!!

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The Member only Early-Early Bird rate will expire tonight at midnight. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The sign ups are coming in hourly and we’ve already blown away the count from one year ago today!! The registration page will take you to the shopping cart to check out. Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with 250-300 other soapmakers, knowledgable … Read More

What’s in Your Soap Box?

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Do you have a question or concern about soapmaking?  Discuss it and many other HSMG issues with other Members just like you.  Come on over to the HSMG Forum to discuss a variety of topics including:   The use of Palm Oil 3 Fold Brochures Labeling Holiday Scents Wine Soap   http://soapguild.org/forum/   Maria Gelnett Chair P&S Committee