Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. What next for Asian garment production after COVID-19? The perspectives of industry stakeholders

    17 September 2020

    This report summarizes findings from a qualitative study conducted with a group of industry experts to explore the implications of COVID-19 for production systems and practices in Asia. The results provide an early and tentative picture of industry sentiment on questions related to the future of Asian garment production.

  2. COVID-19 and beyond: “How can social dialogue help us get through the crisis together?”

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous. This webinar sheds light on how social dialogue between Employers and Unions can contribute to the survival and recovery of textile and garment industry in Asia. (The webinar is free and open to all.)

  3. Stop the Pandemic, Lets Ensure Safety and Health at Work

    05 August 2020

    In line with the Standard Operating Procedures of the Government of Sindh, this video reflects the key measures and precautions to ensure a safe working environment with reference to COVID-19. The video was developed by the ILO Project on International Labour and Standards Applications in Pakistan's SMEs, funded by the European Union.

  4. COVID-19 and beyond: Making gender equality a reality

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous, potentially leading to strikes and social unrest. This webinar sheds light on the pandemic’s impact on the textile and garment industry in Asia.

  5. Delivering income and employment support in times of COVID-19: Integrating cash transfers with active labour market policies

    18 June 2020

    This brief examines how income support and active labour market policies can come together to improve workers' prospects in times of COVID-19, particularly in emerging and developing countries. It identifies the characteristics that determined the success of such polices in the past, and discusses how they can be adapted to today’s pandemic to contribute to rebuilding employment opportunities.

  6. ILO-OECD China Brochure - Chinese - 767X

    12 June 2020

  7. UN virtual forum on responsible business and human rights in Asia and the Pacific: New challenges, new approaches

    Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VRBHR Forum will convene stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region to take stock of progress and discuss challenges and opportunities for advancing responsible business and human rights in the region. It will explore how existing vulnerabilities have been amplified and exposed by the crisis and discuss the need to view the crisis as an opportunity to drive change and build back better.

  8. Business Resilience: How can garment factories bounce back from COVID-19?

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous, potentially leading to strikes and social unrest. This webinar sheds light on the pandemic’s impact on the textile and garment industry in Asia.

  9. © Nikkei collage / Akira Kodaka 2020

    Bangladesh goes to bat for textile industry as buyers scrap orders

    31 May 2020

  10. Garment Industry Call to Action Identifies Priority Countries

    20 May 2020