Research update – May 2014

Our first round of interviews is now well underway, and team members Kim and Ferne have been meeting and talking to range of people about the ‘state of play’ of ethical consumption in Australia. So far representatives from peak bodies that advocate for a range of ethical concerns have been interviewed, including Ethical Clothing Australia, the Victorian Farmers Markets Association, Shop Ethical!, Fair Trade Australia New Zealand, and Ethical Consumers Australia. We have a number of other organisations in our sights for interview before we move onto the next item on our fieldwork agenda: research into ethical retail, which will begin in Melbourne.