I've been a member of the Handmade Cooperative since its humble start in 2009. I have had the pleasure of seeing the blog grow and become a great place to meet and support other makers in the handmade industry.
The Handmade Cooperative is currently running is Membership Drive, the only opportunity this year to join the Cooperative. If you make handmade goods for children I urge you to apply.
From the Handmade Cooperative Blog:
"Bringing together a select group of 70 businesses that create handmade cloths and gifts for kids, at Handmade Cooperative we work together to support our dynamic community and to help spread the word for Australia's truly inspirational handcraft marketplace.
Our community has a two fold purpose:
(1) to celebrate and promote the best in Australian handmade kids clothes and gifts, and
(2) top provide a safe and supportive network for like-minded businesses.
Numbers are limited to 70 members in order that Coop members can easily interact with one another. In September each year we run a membership drive to restore our numbers. - See more here"