25.07.17

3 Tips To Help Channel Your Passion For Ethical Fashion Into Positive Change

Kate Hall

It’s far too often I find myself outraged, alienated, pushed aside, and isolated, all because I have a passion that is so huge and all consuming, I don’t know how to handle it around other people.

My passion: Ethical Fashion.

My patience for others who are oblivious to the facts runs out at the best of times, but I have recently identified ways to handle this.

No matter what your passion or burning interest is, here are 3 tips to help you channel your passion into positive change.

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1. Ask questions

Instead of coming at people with facts, figures, and general rants… stop. Ask them what they know about your passion, question their view point and involvement, and make the conversation about them, not about you.

You’ll find this helps people think more deeply and reflect on how their actions are intertwined with what you have to say.

2. Do your research and offer alternatives

It’s useless telling someone they need to give up fast fashion and shop ethically without offering them an ethical alternative. Read up on your topic and stay up to date with what’s happening (check out our list of fashion podcasts!).

Make sure you know what you are talking about so you are prepared for all questions and remarks. This will put credible force into what you have to say, and make people listen.

3. Be patient and count to 10

Patience is key to understanding that others don’t have the same exposure as you do, and it’s not usually their fault. When you start to take ignorance personally, and forget that everyone else does not wake up in the morning in the name of ethical fashion, just breathe.

Take a chill pill, utilise the first two tips, and try your best to channel your bursting passion into affirmative change.

How do you handle your ethical fashion passion? Share your tips below.

Kate Hall

Ethical living/fashion advocate, eco wedding planner, and brand rep. Kate strives to promote ethical living in every way under the sun, and won’t stop at anything to make sure the planet and it’s people are being looked after the way that they should be.