Challenges of textile industry in the framework of Circular Economy: Case from Latvia

Dzintra Atstja (Coresponding Author), Natlija Cudečka-Puriņa, Rudīte Vesere, Lilita Abele, Sergiy Spivakovskyy

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted such challenges for the world's socio-economic and financial systems Social entrepreneurship is an integral part of Europe's diverse social market economy. The aim of the paper is to tackle the social entrepreneurship field in Latvia and in particular to reveal the enterprises operating in the textile industry, as fashion industry in general is evaluated as second polluting industry, being just behind oil industry. The paper is limited to social entrepreneurship in the field of textile, as it is a new waste stream that has received particular goals and thus needs to be managed in a more sustainable way. To promote social enterprises in the field of textile production and processing it is especially important to implement elements of the circular economy in the daily activities of a social enterprise. Fostering social entrepreneurship in the textile field allows to reach a range of goals simultaneously, including, but not limited to-decrease of textile waste volume, increase of upcycling and moving towards circular economy targets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Sustainable, Circular Management and Environmental Engineering (ISCMEE 2021)
PublisherEDP Sciences
Volume255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 International Conference on Sustainable, Circular Management and Environmental Engineering - Odesa, Ukraine
Duration: 16 Apr 202116 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2555-0403

Conference

Conference2021 International Conference on Sustainable, Circular Management and Environmental Engineering
Abbreviated titleISCMEE 2021
Country/TerritoryUkraine
CityOdesa
Period16/04/2116/04/21

Field of Science*

  • 1.5 Earth and related Environmental sciences
  • 5.2 Economy and Business

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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