E3S Web Conf.
Volume 255, 2021International Conference on Sustainable, Circular Management and Environmental Engineering (ISCMEE 2021)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||03 May 2021|
Challenges of textile industry in the framework of Circular Economy: case from Latvia
1 BA School of Business and Finance, 161 Kr. Valdemara, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
2 University of Liepaja, 14 Liela str., Liepaja, LV-3401, Latvia
3 Riga Technical university, Kaļķu iela 1, Centra rajons, Riga, LV-1658, Latvia
4 Higher Colleges of Technology, PO Box, 25026 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
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.
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