The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) and The Coalition for Handcrafted Entrepreneurs (COHE) need your help with their Advocacy Efforts in the United States. They have been monitoring all legislation that could effect the handcrafted soap, cosmetic and candle industry for the last twelve years.
They are asking for handcrafted cosmetic and soap entrepreneurs to take a very short, 7-minute anonymous survey that will give them the information that they need to plan their advocacy efforts for 2021 and beyond.
Currently, Congress is seeking to update the over 80 year old cosmetic law in the United States, The Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act of 1938. In doing so, they are looking heavily at the larger cosmetic industry, companies that make millions, if not billions, of dollars in annual gross sales. Our industry has been swept up in this effort and would be very adversely affected if not for their lobbying efforts on your behalf. Members of Congress need to be told that you are out there and what impact this would have on you, your business and your family if legislation was passed without due consideration.
The HSCG and COHE are against any legislation that does not contain adequate small business provisions and protections. They actively meet with Members of Congress to educate them about this wonderful industry and all of the people, products and businesses that make it up.
Both organizations are under contract with a professional DC Advocate (Lobbyist) to assist us with their efforts. With their guidance the HSCG and COHE have been able to affect real change to proposed bills, add in or alter small business provisions and we were even asked to testify before Congress last year at a Hearing on Cosmetic Safety in the United States.
Your responses to the brief survey will give them a clearer picture of the industry overall.
Please let your voice be heard and complete the brief survey: