The Handmade Conference Team believes learning in an event environment should be valuable to all levels of attendee, concentrate on clear objectives, offer the most reliable speakers and focus on successfully making safe handmade products.
To minimize surprise costs, each event ticket includes: full conference admission, 4-night hotel, 9 meals and 3 nights of entertainment. If you would like to share a room then register for the ticket “Conference + Companion”. This will give both tickets full admission to conference, meals and entertainment while sharing a room.
Our Formula for Exceeding Your Expectations
1. QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED TEACHERS
2. TRUSTWORTHY EDUCATION
3. OUTSTANDING TOPICS & SCHEDULE
4. VENDOR DEALS & DISCOUNTS
5. PRICE INCLUDES HOTEL, MEALS & EVENT
Meet Our Teachers
DEBBIE MAYWholesale Supplies Plus
Debbie May is a master-level, self taught handmade soap and cosmetic artisan. In 1999 she established Wholesale Supplies Plus and Crafter’s Choice Brands as a way to bring high-quality ingredients to hobbyists and small home-based businesses.
MARLA BOSWORTHBack Porch Soap Company
Marla Bosworth is the CEO and President of Back Porch Soap Company in Jackson Hole, WY. Her company retails, wholesales and offers private label bath and body products to resorts, boutiques and upscale stores worldwide.
ANGELA CARILLOAlegna Soap Company
Angela Carillo is a New York State licensed Medical Technologist, with a love for biology and chemistry. In 1999 she developed her passion into a business by creating perfumes, lotions, body balms, bath salts and teaching classes through her company Alegana Soap.
HOLLY PORTLotion Bar Cafe
Holly Port is the owner and operator of Lotion Bar Café in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her bath and body products are available for retail and wholesale. She sells to boutiques and stores in several states.
ALLISON VOUGHTAlimar, LLC
Allison B. Vought is an inventive scientist and educator specializing in natural cosmetic formulation and short-run, private label skincare. Since 2005, she has worked as chief cosmetic formulator, business consultant and CEO of various skin care companies.
MARY ANNE WALSHHandmade Cosmetic Alliance
Mary Anne has worked in Washington, DC for over 25 years. She currently champions a strong alliance of handmade cosmetic leaders, artisans, business owners, cosmetic and soap makers from across the country seeking to preserve the freedom to produce and sell handmade soap & cosmetics in the USA.
COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING
This 2 hour class will focus on intermediate and advance techniques in cold process soap making. This includes use of additives, alternate liquids and different swirl techniques. The class is heavy on demonstration and will have beginner videos available prior to the conference.
This class features the latest techniques for melt and pour soapmaking. There will be a full 2 hours of demonstrations that will cover latest trends, designs, packaging, labeling and sales/business information.
The Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside hotel is the premier choice for Cleveland area lodging offering accommodations and amenities for a restful and flexible stay. Our unique two-room suites give each member of your group room to stretch out and enjoy the trip his or her way. Take advantage of free high-speed Internet access and extra to space to lay out your laptop and files. With soft beddings and an inviting atmosphere, no other hotels in Independence, Ohio can match our dedication to your comfort for conference attendees.
Conference rate includes a 4-night PRIVATE suite for each ticket. If you would like to share a room then register for the ticket “Conference + Companion”. This will give both tickets full admission to conference, meals and entertainment while sharing a room.