Candy Makers and Chocolatiers, Unite—it’s Show Time!

For a few days out of every year, candy makers and chocolatiers gather together for the ‘sweetest’ gatherings in the industry. Come and see Savage Bros. Co. at three of the biggest confectioners’ events of the year, where the industry comes together to learn new things, meet new people, and keep up with the latest and greatest in confectionary creations!

Candy & Chocolate Exhibit

Candy Exhibit

95th Annual Convention & Industry Expo
June 22-26, 2015
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11201
United States

The vision of this well-known event is, “To provide a forum for confectioners to meet, network, share ideas, solve mutual problems, and develop their candy making and entrepreneurial skills. Through education courses, events, publications and online resources, we provide the means our members need to build sweet businesses.”

Confitexpo Mexico
August 4-7, 2015
Venue TBA
Guadalajara, Jalisco

Come join your fellow confectionery friends in beautiful Mexico to get the latest info about all the hottest candy and chocolate making products on the market. Manufacturers, industry people and dealers are all welcome!

Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show
August 30 – September 1, 2015
Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

You can’t afford to miss this incredible opportunity to exhibit your products, attend free educational seminars and pay no admission fee if you’re in the trade! This incredible show is put on by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia and has grown every year since its inception in 1918.

Savage Bros. Co. is thrilled to be attending all three of these amazing industry events this year, and we can’t wait to see you there! Call one of our representatives today for more information about the events, or for more information about any of our business-boosting product offerings!

Makeup: A Turbulent History

For more than 6,000 years, civilizations around the world have been using makeup. In addition to the traditional purpose of enhancing beauty, makeup has also been a major component in many religions, a form of personal and gender identity, and even a perceived deterrent for diseases and bad fortune.

Makeup - An Amazing History

History of Makeup

Toxic Beginnings
No matter what the purpose for using makeup, it has undergone a turbulent history or acceptance and rejection. The first archeological evidence of makeup use was in ancient Egypt, when women would outline their eyes with kohl and use the (highly toxic) combination of iodine and bromine to color their lips. During this time, the makeup not only served as tools of beauty, but also helped protect the women’s eyes from the sun and was believed to ward off evil spirits.

Social Status

During the European Middle Ages, pale skin was a sign of wealth and high social status in many areas of the world and some people took drastic measures to achieve their desired look. The use of white lead and mercury were particularly common, even after the dangers of these substances were widely known. In some extreme cases, some women actually took to bleeding themselves to achieve a paler complexion.

“Devil’s Work”

As time went on, the ‘reputation’ of those who used makeup changed drastically. “Face painting” was declared to be “the devil’s work” starting in the 1650s and in 1770, the British Parliament actually passed a law condemning lipstick, stating that women who were ‘guilty’ of wearing it to seduce men into marriage could be tried for witchcraft. This negative connotation with wearing makeup continued well into the 1800s.

Hollywood Influence

The next stage of makeup’s evolution began in the early 1900s, when the stigma of “face painting” was fading and women were beginning to openly use and purchase cosmetics. The popularity of silent films of Hollywood further propelled the common use of makeup back into popularity and its widespread acceptance continued to grow throughout the first half of the century.

Popular & Available

Makeup began to lose favor with many women during the 1960s and 1970s in the western world as the influence of feminism grew. In today’s world, makeup has once again become commonplace in most societies. There are thousands of different types of cosmetics available in a wide variety of styles and types. No matter what type of ‘look’ you’re trying to achieve, there’s countless makeup tools to help you!

With the popularity of makeup only continuing to rise, do you have the right tools to keep up with today’s customer demand? For more than 150 years, Savage Bros. has been the premier manufacturer of makeup making equipment and supplies. From cosmetic melters and conditioners to artisan cosmetic baking machinery and everything in between, Savage Bros. is the go-to Illinois cosmetic equipment supplier. Call us today to find out more about our expansive product offerings and how our supplies can help your makeup business thrive!