Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild Establishes Legislative Advocacy Fund And Policy Positions

by Donna Maria on August 16, 2010 · View Comments

Leigh O’Donnell, president of the Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild (HSMG) today announced creation of a Legislative Advocacy Committee and is in an active search for a lobbyist to work in Washington, DC.

To see HSMG’s specific positions on HR 5786, click here. To donate to their Legislative Advocacy Fund, click here.

HSMG is an international non-partisan membership organization, registered as a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association that promotes the handcrafted soap industry, acts as a center of communication among soapmakers and circulates information beneficial to soapmakers.

Many HSMG members make soap that is regulated as a cosmetic, and many make products other than soap. I am a proud member of HSMG, and a frequent speaker at their amazing conferences — speaking of which, the next one is in Miami in 2011!

Learn more about HSMG at this link.

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1 Sonsa August 17, 2010 at 5:35 am

Don’t let the word “soap” fool you! What affects soapers affects the handmade toiletries industry across the board; right along with natural perfumers, aromatherapists, aestheticians and massage therapists as well. Anyone who blends anything to sell to their clients will be affected by this bill.

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2 Donna Maria Coles Johnson August 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Absolutely! It’s so amazing to see everyone coming together with a common mission!

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