Columbus Foods! Awesome Platinum Conference Sponsor!

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Columbus Foods is a Platinum sponsor for our Denver Conference this year and the HSMG is thrilled! Columbus Vegetable Oils began in the mid 1930’s as “Eagle Can Company” and then became “Columbus Packing Company” when a shortage of cooking oil became an opportunity during World War II. The name “Columbus”, as in Christopher the explorer, was selected to represent the … Read More

Vendors! Expiration of the special Early Bird Rate for Vendors is Jan. 31

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Don’t Miss this opportunity at the Annual Conference in Denver!  Every year the HSMG has an Annual Conference open to all soapmakers and vendors (members or not). The 2010 Conference will be in Denver, Colorado at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center on April 30 – May 2, 2010. Talking to other soapmakers, vendors and suppliers face-to-face is one of … Read More

HSMG – Member Update from the President

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From the President Announcing the Winner of the 2009 Vendor Membership Drive! Last month the HSMG conducted a Vendor Membership Drive. It was a great success and we are pleased to announce that Suzanne Goss of The Washtub is the winner of a 2010 Conference Registration. Thank you to all who joined, renewed, upgraded or referred new members. Stay tuned … Read More

2010 Conference Schedule

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The Handcrafted Soapmakers 2010 Conference will be in session from April 30 through May 2, with early registration on the evening of April 29. After the Conference, on May 3, there will be an optional post-Conference tour of Denver. Thursday, April 29, 2010 4:00 – 7:00 pm Registration – Vendors Open 6:00 – 7:00 pm Certification Testing Friday, April 30, … Read More

Introducing the 2010 Conf. Keynote Speaker!! Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun!

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Sponsored by Essential Wholesale Founder and President, Good Food Organics Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Nomination, 2004 United States Ambassador, 1999 – 2001 United States Senator, 1992 – 1998 A woman of extensive achievements and a pioneering entrepreneur, Carol Moseley Braun has established herself as an agent for change passionate about preserving the American Dream for the next generation. Carol Moseley … Read More

2009 Conference Video is here!

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2009 HSMG Palm Springs Conference Video The HSMG Annual Conference is an excellent source of information about soapmaking, and a great place to network with other soapmakers and vendors. The Conference is open to both members and non-members. The 2009 Annual Conference of The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild was held on May 12-14 at The Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian … Read More

2010 HSMG Conference Announced!

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HSMG is pleased to be holding it’s 2010 Conference in beautiful Denver, Colorado. It It will be at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, April 30 – May 2, 2010.  Come help us celebrate our 13th Annual Conference! Conference attendance is open to members and non-members of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc. The registration fee includes attendance to all classes, demonstrations … Read More

Conference Day 3

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:15 – 8:15 am Certification Testing 7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Morning Announcements 8:30 – 10:00 am Temperature in Soapmaking Kevin Dunn, Phd – Chemistry Professor Color With Confidence Lori Nova – The Nova Studio 10:00 – 10:30 am Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open 10:30 – 12:00 noon Preservatives: Why We Need … Read More