#HandmadeChat takes place Thursdays from 8 to 9pm EST. #HandmadeChat is a weekly Twitter chat for people who make, sell, and buy handmade products, including soap, cosmetics, jewelry, artisan perfume, cupcakes, cookies, chocolate, aromatherapy products, herbal tea, candles and more!
Along with my co-host, each week via #HandmadeChat, I will cover a topic designed to encourage learning and business growth for people who make and sell handmade products, as well as for niche boutique and spa retailers who like to carry handmade products in their stores.
Thursday, June 7
Topic: How To Make Money Teaching DIY Classes
Co-Host: La Shonda Tyree: LaShonda is the Handmade Soap Coach, teaching classes to help people learn how to make their own soap and bodycare products. She also wholesales her handamde soap to retailers through the New York and New Jersey region. La Shonda is IBN’s Newark and Northern New Jersey Director.
Follow La Shonda on Twitter @SoapCoach.
Thursday, June 14
Topic: How To Use Milk In Handmade Soap
Co-Host: Mary Humphrey: Mary is the CEO of Annie’s Goat Hill Soaps, providing handmade soap made with milk from the goats she loves and raises herself on her Ohio farm. Mary is the author of an upcoming book on making soap with goat milk and is IBN’s Local Director in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Follow Mary on Twitter @annniesgoathill.
Thursday, June 21
Topic: How To Approach Retail Stores To Buy Your Products
Co-Host: Alyssa Middleton is the founder and CEO of Vintage Body Spa, an apothecary of handmade spa products carried in retail stores nationwide. Alyssa is also the leader of the Bath Body Academy, providing instruction on how to start and grow a bath and bodycare business. Alyssa is IBN’s Local Directory in Louisville, Kentucky.
Follow Alyssa on Twitter @bathbodyacademy.
Thursday, June 28
Topic: How To Use Herbs And Natural Colors In Handmade Soap
Co-Host: Melissa Rivera Melissa is IBN’s Local Director in the New York City area.
Follow Melissa on Twitter @natgoodsoaps.