Celebrating a Decade with Executive Director Leigh O’Donnell

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I went through a move recently and you know how it goes; every drawer must be purged, every item designated as “keep”, “toss” or “donate”. Boxes long forgotten hold old journals, treasured stuffed animals – all sorts of memories, good and bad. While going through my alarmingly-large collection of notebooks, I found one special spiral bound legal pad, still opened … Read More

Journey Into Soapmaking with the HSCG’s Kristine Farmer

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Back in April, the staff here at the HSCG decided to have a staff soapmaking day. We had all of our materials, gloves, goggles, aprons, etc. We picked our scents and our colors, and then the soapmaking began! Under the watchful eye of HSCG Executive Director Leigh, we began mixing, scenting and coloring our mixtures. Once we were happy with … Read More

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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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

Property Coverage: What It Is & Why You Need It

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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

Product Liability: Are You Covered?

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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

A Big Announcement is on the Way…

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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!

Starting an HSCG Local Chapter

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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