2013 Winners Circle

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The 16th HSCG conference is over; we’ve packed our crates, boxes, and bags and traveled back home, but the sights and smells of the Soapers’ Showcase linger on. Every year, we hold a contest known as Soapers’ Showcase. Conference attendees are invited to enter up to 3 soaps in various categories. Attendees vote on their favorites, with winners and a … Read More

Conference Highlights: Twitter Away, Social Media Superstars

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Social butterfly always has another meaning at Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) conferences. If you didn’t make one of the coveted spots at this year’s conference, hopefully you followed along with the flurry of tweets, pictures, and Facebook updates. We’ll be bringing a round-up of conference posts, but today, we’re recapping the tweeters who twittered fast and furiously throughout … Read More

Conference Highlights: Newly Minted Soapers

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Board secretary and Certification Chair Barb De Los Santos was very busy at this year’s conference in Raleigh certifying the latest batch of soapmakers. While proctored and group exams offer opportunities to be certified throughout the year, Annual Conferences are still the most popular method (and anybody who can ace the test after typical conference-induced sleep deprivation has truly earned … Read More

Thank Yous in Spades

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The 16th Annual HSCG Conference has just wrapped up in Raleigh, North Carolina and we are fit to bursting to share all the details with you. While we catch our breath from the excitement of last week and recover from the travel back home, we would like to heartily thank the many individuals and companies that contributed to this year’s … Read More

Welcome to Raleigh, it’s #soapconf13 time!

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The Welcome banner has been hung with care, conference crew is here and we can’t wait to see you at the 2013 Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild Conference, starting Friday (officially, that is, with pre-conference half-day sessions and a welcome reception Thursday). Conference crew members have been landing over the past several days and are deep into preparations for the … Read More

Ready, aim, TWEET!

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Social media mavens and aspiring soaparazzi, get your cameras and typing fingers ready. The conference is always atwitter (pun unintentional, but we’re totally running with it) with great information. We want to reward you for sharing some of it and are running a social media contest at the upcoming Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild conference in Raleigh to do just … Read More