- Eligibility: UK or EU craft soap and toiletry makers with safety-assessed products by a chartered chemist per Cosmetics Regulations. Documents should be in English.
- Safety Assessments: Provide the original safety report from your assessor. If you have many, one sample suffices. Part B should show safety statement, assessor sign-off, and date.
- Contact Details Needed: Business/trading name, website, business address (with postcode), contact name, and business email. Email all details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Add the Guild’s email to your “safe senders” list.
- Regulations: Register with either the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) or the UK notifications portal. Guild assumes members are compliant.
- Insurance: If available, have insurance cover. Though not required to show proof, it’s the member’s responsibility.
- Membership Management: Members receive login details for profile management on Guild’s site. Only the registrar views applications. All documents are deleted post-verification.
- Membership Benefits: Emphasizes compliance with cosmetics safety regulations. Members receive a certificate, which they can promote, thereby elevating Guild’s reputation and awareness. Members have FREE access to a CPD course of over 120 lessons: Crafting Success: Marketing Strategies for Artisan Cosmetics in the UK and have FREE access to e-books on various aspects of running an Artisan Cosmetics Business
- Privacy: The Guild does not sell/share member data. Emails are for profile publication and occasional updates. Profile information includes membership number, business details, assessor info, and contact data. Incorrect emails lead to removal from the membership list.
- Additional Notes: Guild supports self-employed and SMEs, emphasizing independent product verification. Membership doesn’t replace other trade bodies. Admission is discretionary without room for correspondence. The Guild promotes existing standards and doesn’t validate raw material suppliers.
Unsuccessful applicants can reapply anytime. All communication should be channeled to the Guild, preferably via email.
The Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers is owned and operated by:
Registered in England & Wales – Company number 11250299
Registered office address: 40 Smalley Close, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX