Firstly, I've created a group on Facebook called Ethical Fashion Australia. It's mainly there to share ethical fashion shopping labels and stockists in Australia. If I also inform a few people about issues in the fashion industry that they didn't know about, it's a bonus. I know it can be hard to search for and find ethical labels, so I hope to take the fuss out and put them in one easy-to-reach place. There's not a lot there at the moment, because I don't have hours to spend searching for them. I'm hoping for some kind souls to help me grow it. So if you have any suggestions that aren't on the list, please send it to me. Although, I won't be adding organic or eco-friendly labels unless they are also sweatshop-free.
Join, be merry and share your thoughts on ethical fashion: Ethical Fashion Australia.
This wasn't the most relevant image to use for the group, but I don't have anything else that I have the rights to. If you have a better idea or are skilled with graphics or art please shoot it my way. I'll give you a big fat plug. (Also if you're wondering, this is one of the few dresses I made and kept. Because it's pretty.)
Secondly, have you heard of Twitter? It's a community of mini-blogs with mini-updates, good for networking and communicating. You post 140 character or less updates, sort of like Facebook status updates. I have just signed up. Here's my profile: http://twitter.com/heidiandseek
You can follow people's "tweets", respond to them and search for people with the same interests as you. I've also added a Twitter widget to my blog, so you can see my latest five Twitter updates on my sidebar. It's cute.