Member Benefits: Use ‘em, Don’t Lose ‘em

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Are you getting the most out of your membership? Sure, we advocate for the entire handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry and we offer some pretty killer insurance to professional US and Canadian members as well as a not-to-be-missed yearly conference. But if you’re just here for the conferences or the insurance, you’re missing out on so much more. As we … Read More

Behind the Scenes: Constructing HSCG’s How-To Library

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If you follow us here on the blog (or Facebook or Twitter, you faithful stalker, you) or were lucky enough to join us in Tucson earlier this year for our 17th annual conference, then you may remember hearing about a project we’ve been working on for the soap and cosmetic-making community. One super important part of the Guild’s mission is … Read More

Just (whole)sale it!

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So you’ve set up your online shingle and your soaps are flying off the shelves. Or you’re up every Wednesday at 4am slinging fancy facial creams from your booth at the local market. Maybe you have a raving group of fans who search you out from Renegade to the local high school show. Your branding is tight and your COGS … Read More

Pumpkin Season Waits For no Man

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Pumpkin-inspired food, drinks, and decor have hit the store. In fact, it’s easy to stumble over just about any pumpkin-inspired thing you can think of aside, perhaps, from the actual squash (which aren’t quite in season yet for many of us). And the all-things-pumpkin craze can only signal one thing: the inevitable build up to the Q4 holiday craze and … Read More

Now Bubbling Up: Brochures en Français

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The Why Handcrafted Soap? brochure has long been a resource for members to use with English-speaking customers. The brochures are a wonderful introduction to handcrafted soap, explaining the differences between commercially prepared and handcrafted soaps and spotlighting the wide range of handcrafted soaps produced by our members. Today, we’re excited to announce the “Why Handcrafted Soap?” brochure is available in … Read More

Going Way Back: The Journal

2014 Annual Conference, Conference Adventures, For Members, Members' Topics, Soapmaking, tips and tricks0 Comments

Bummed that you’re missing out on conference (just about 19 days and counting, you guys!!)? Looking for some best known methods? Wish you had some soapmaking tips and tricks up your sleeves? Just looking for a way to kill some extra time (try not to snort when you read that one)? Have a look at the archived Journals. From 2000 … Read More

Put Yourself on the Map

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You’ve seen this before. Usually when you are searching for a store. Well, what about all the rabid fans of handcrafted soap? How are they supposed to get their fix? Where do they go to find handcrafted soap? Enter the (wait for it) Store Locator (yeah, baby, yeah). This handy, dandy locator works just like you’d think a store locator … Read More

There’s a New Store in Town!

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Did you catch the news earlier this month? We are excited to announce a new discount, exclusively for members, on your very own website (yup, no more sharing your ecommerce site with someone else or lots of someone elses. You can hog, I mean, have this one all to yourself, bwa ha ha haaaa). HSCG has partnered with Volusion to … Read More

Rates are going down; we’re yelling TIMBER!

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The HSCG is excited to announce that our rates for general and product liability insurance have been reduced by $20 per year! This is big, fat, honking news! Alright, so insurance doesn’t sound sexy, but trust us, it is. Imagine this: You make products. You sell products. Everything’s going great, until that day that someone’s dog reacts negatively to their … Read More