Let’s all take a few moments to celebrate this Earth Day; here are a few ways to kickstart your environmentally conscious journey!
We had to do it, Makers – it is April Fool’s day, after all! We haven’t really found a way to make saponification happen without lye – instead, let’s take a look at an alternative for those who don’t want to handle lye during the making process: melt & pour! What do people mean when they say their soap has … Read More
It’s really tempting to get into a routine that works and stay in that lane. After all, you’ve got your business routine down – production is fine-tuned, shipping is as streamlined as it can be at this moment, why rock the boat? When you decided to become an entrepreneur and either completely walk away from corporate employment or walk side-by-side … Read More
In a recent post on Cut to the Trace, we discussed a concerning trend where makers believe they have product liability insurance through their homeowner’s insurance, but likely do not. This leaves makers open to potentially crippling financial loss and we strongly encourage you to read our take on the situation here. In this article, we’re going to talk about … Read More
Being an entrepreneur means you have to be prepared for everything; even the things you really don’t want to think about. That’s where proper insurance coverage comes in. What is Product Liability Coverage? Many makers understand the importance of having insurance coverage, but let’s face it…insurance can be complicated. Because of this, some makers end up with insurance coverage that … Read More
We’re working on a brand new educational announcement and joint partnership with Essential Depot to promote soapmaking and the industry to help you take your business to the next level in 2020. Right now, HSCG Members can enjoy a huge 80% discount on Greener Life Club Lifetime Memberships! The HSCG is a new member of the Greener Life Club, and … Read More
A very special announcement from the HSCG and Essential Depot is coming January 27th, 2020! This announcement will kickstart the new year by promoting the vibrant handcrafted soap & cosmetic industry and nourishing the entrepreneurial spirit that drives handcrafters.We can’t wait to share this exciting news with you, stay tuned!
We’ve been shining a spotlight on our current Local Chapters this week – California, Great Lakes, New York, New England, New Jersey, and Kentucky – So. Ohio. All of these chapters are maintained through the hard work, dedication and collaboration of volunteer board members and HSCG Headquarters staff. Although the current chapters operate separately of each other, they all work … Read More
The HSCG Kentucky – So. Ohio Local Chapter is helmed by President Margaret Neff, Vice President Catherine McGinnis, Secretary Tracy Heppes, and Treasurer Lynne Akalin. Recently, we asked the Kentucky – So. Ohio Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a Local Chapter? … Read More
The HSCG New Jersey Local Chapter is helmed by President Donna Pixton-Hacker, Vice President Thomas Naso, Secretary Maureen Morgan Sapnar, and Treasurer Carol Steinhauser. Recently, we asked the New Jersey Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a Local Chapter? We have always … Read More