This initiative to reduce plastic waste is sponsored by the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild (HSCG).
The HSCG is a registered a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association for the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. It is incorporated in Deleware and is headquartered in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The association was formed in 1998, and now has over 3,800 members located in every US state, Canada, Mexico and other countries around the world. It is funded by membership dues and an annual conference.
The mission statement of the HSCG is four-fold:
- To promote and educate the public about the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry.
- To act as a center of communication among, and to circulate information beneficial to, members of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry.
- To foster the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry through education and training.
- To represent the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry in matters concerning legislation and regulations affecting the industry.
The HSCG is involved in many activities to fulfill our mission statement. Details can be found on our main website, www.soapguild.org.