Have You Got The Merch?

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Did you know the Guild has a store? Yup, it’s not just at conferences where you can get your fix of HSCG goods. The HSCG online store carries general educational material as well as select HSCG-branded items. Order as much or as little as you like for one flat shipping rate (and pssst, you can get a 25% discount on … Read More

We’re Expanding: Meet Nicole!

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Have you contacted headquarters lately? We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our administrative support here at HSCG headquarters. Yes, it was just last year that we welcomed Lani Dake to the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild team as Executive Assistant. One year and innumerable phone calls and emails later, Lani is now serving as HSCG Member Services Director. So … Read More

Hew to the Dues News

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Hear ye, hear ye, new dues are coming! The new HSCG Board of Directors held their annual strategy meeting this June, specifically approving a 2014-2015 budget which includes new benefits, programs, and services for our membership, as well as provisions for hiring new employees to maintain customer service for our fast-growing membership. (And trust us, if you could see the … Read More

Member Card Comeback

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Do you remember what happened when you used to renew your Guild membership? Perhaps you recall opening your mailbox to find that shiny folder of information with a membership card tucked very officiously in the front pocket waiting for you inside? Birds were chirping, your soap always behaved….okay, perhaps we embellish. Those rose-tinted glasses are addictive. If you joined in … Read More

Meet Lani

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We have a new face at headquarters. Meet Lani, our newest addition to the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild team. When you call headquarters, expect to hear Lani on the other end. Joining us in late August, Lani is settling in quickly and helping us serve more members than ever before. We are very excited to add an Executive Assistant … Read More

Roll That Tape!

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If we didn’t have the pleasure of your attendance at this year’s conference and if you weren’t glued to your Facebook feed, you may have missed the news! (If you’re on a reader, click here.) Late last year, the HSCG was approached by PTV-In Focus Studios to create a short documentary about handcrafted soap and soapmaking for public television. We … Read More

Calling all Recruits

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As a non-profit trade association, the HSCG is run largely by volunteers and we have some awesome, hardworking volunteers! Several of our standing committees are looking for a few more volunteers to help bring our goals to fruition. Whether you have an hour a month or several hours a day, we’d be happy to put you to work. Read on … Read More

Conference Coverage: Again, from the top!

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Today, we are exciting to announce the release of our official 2013 HSCG conference video. Produced by videographer Adam Grogin of Monster Productions, this video will give you a flavor of what our annual conferences are all about. (If you’re reading this from a reader, you can check out this video and past conference videos here.) Hungry for more? We’ve … Read More

2000 and Counting!

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The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild is proud to announce that we have reached and surpassed the 2000 member mark! (Cue wild cheering!) Since 2011, we’ve grown 40%. How did we get there, you ask? September 2011 marked the establishment of an official HSCG headquarters (in lovely Saratoga Springs, New York) along with the hire of our first full time … Read More

Come on down to the Soapers Showcase!

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When you hear “soapers showcase”, you may think, “sounds a bit like a category that didn’t make the cut for The Price Is Right”, but don’t be fooled. This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss. The Soapers Showcase is your annual chance to have a friendly competition with soapmakers worldwide. At this year’s Annual Conference in Raleigh, enter … Read More