"Supporting Over 300,000 Handmade Cosmetic Microbusinesses and the Communities They Serve."

The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance is an alliance of artisans, business owners, cosmetic and soap makers from across the country that are passionate about preserving the freedom for small businesses to produce and sell handmade soap & cosmetics in the USA.

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ABOUT THE ALLIANCE
The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance (HCA) was founded by artisan and accomplished business owner Debbie May, President and CEO Wholesale Supplies Plus. Since 1999 Debbie has inspired nearly one million artisans to live the American Dream of small business ownership.
In 2012 Debbie gathered industry stakeholders together to form the Handmade Cosmetic Alliance. She found that large industry and consumer groups were lobbying federal officials to protect their own interests, often at the expense of small businesses. By organizing a single unified voice, the HCA has the ability to assist federal legislators in preserving small handmade cosmetic businesses as well as the community based main-street jobs they support.

Today, the Handmade Cosmetic Alliance (HCA) is an alliance of consumers, artisans, business owners, cosmetic and soap makers from across the country that seek to preserve the freedom to buy or produce and sell handmade soap & cosmetics in the USA.

To learn more about the handmade cosmetic industry, click here to read
Debbie May’s testimony before Congress. A video version of this testimony has also been uploaded and can be viewed by watching the video to the right.



HANDMADE INDUSTRY STATISTICS JOIN THE CAUSE
Comprised of over 300,000 small businesses.
Ninety-five (95) percent are woman-owned.
Each small business averages between 1 to 3 employees.
Over 300,000 to 750,000 jobs are created from the handmade industry.
Ninety-five (95) percent of the ingredients can be purchased at local grocery stores. The remaining 5% are ingredients deemed safe when used as directed by the ingredient manufacturers.
Many small businesses dream of becoming the next Burt’s Bees or Mary Kay Cosmetics, both of which started out as handcrafted businesses.
  Proctor & Gamble, Aveda, Burt’s Bees and Mary Kay are just a few companies that were established by handmade entrepreneurs.

Join the HCA and help give today’s small businesses a unified voice in Washington DC.

It’s free to join – click here.
 

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