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

I live and breathe sustainable living and ethical fashion. This alternative way of consuming and existing dominates my every waking moment- and sometimes more. Ethical fashion and living are no longer my hobbies, it has become my mission... to change the future of fast fashion and the way we consume. My husband and I strive to live a zero-waste lifestyle, live at thrift stores, and always look to 'up-cycle' rather than throw out. Eco-living is not a choice for me, it's in my blood, and I am trying with all my power for it to be the new 'norm'.