Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. World of Work magazine: Working for peace and social justice

    03 June 2019

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

  2. Can technology transform the fashion industry?

    16 May 2019

    Talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution can quickly get abstract. Discussion travels at lightning speed into a world of augmented reality and robots, blockchain and biotechnology.

  3. Enforce building code for all public establishments

    24 April 2019

    The Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013 took the lives of 1100 workers. Many more were injured and often could not return to work. On the 6th anniversary of that tragic incident, the Country Director of ILO Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen reflects on working conditions in present-day Bangladesh.

  4. Promoting Decent Work in Garment Sector Global Supply Chains

    02 April 2019

    Highlights and insights from the ILO project "Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: a Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector (LSGSC)"

  5. © The Financial Express 2019

    ILO, IFC launch scheme to increase women supervisors in RMG sector

    12 March 2019

  6. China to benefit from responsible business conduct in supply chains

    05 March 2019

    Delegates to a technical seminar on CSR in the electronics and textiles sectors discuss challenges and practices.

  7. © Better Work 2019

    ILO and H&M Group expand partnership

    24 January 2019

    The ILO and H&M Group have broadened their cooperation to further improve working conditions and productivity in textile and garment industry supply chains. This partnership will help drive both the Decent Work and Sustainable Development Goal Agendas in a key global sector.

  8. Piece rate pay and working conditions in the export garment sector

    18 January 2019

  9. Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin, Issue 8, December 2018

    18 January 2019

    This publication assesses the living standards and social, economic, and demographic profile of garment and footwear sector workers in Cambodia, drawing upon data collected from almost 4,000 households during the 2016 Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey (CSES), this Bulletin issue investigates living condition of workers and their households and provides regular statistical update and policy development in the garment and footwear sector in Cambodia.

  10. Gender pay gaps in the garment, textile and footwear sector in developing Asia

    20 December 2018

    This Research Note provides recent estimates of gender pay gaps in the Garment, Textiles and Footwear (GTF) sector in nine countries in Asia, and assesses the extent to which the observed gaps may be attributed to differences in individual observable characteristics, or to gender-based discrimination.