Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA) is a non-profit organisation registered under Section 8 of Companies Act 2013, with big, medium and small-scale companies as its members. Formerly known as ISTMA (Indian Soaps and Toiletries Makers’ Association), it was established in Kolkata in 1937. In 1973, the Association shifted its operations to Mumbai. ISTMA was rechristened as IBHA in October 2012. Since then IBHA has had a fairly rich experience. It has brought into focus several issues of critical importance to the industry as a whole starting with the government, during the pre-liberalization era and has kept the momentum going ever since.
As an apex trade body, we represent the industry in a number of policy issues with major statutory authorities.