Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector
How to achieve gender equality in global garment supply chains
10 March 2023
Global supply chains are a key entry point for women to enter the formal workforce, but serious decent work deficits remain prevalent, including discrimination, violence and harassment. Find out how a more equitable set of policies and actions could help the garment industry drive inclusive economic growth.
Bangladesh Business and Human Rights Week Landmark dialogue held to chart roadmap for responsible business conduct
02 March 2023
Stakeholders highlighted the importance of removing barriers to responsible business as a vehicle for advancing sustainable development in Bangladesh
A responsible transition to digital wages: A timely step for Cambodia
02 March 2023
Soriya is a worker in one of the garment factories receiving services from Better Factories Cambodia that has recently transitioned to digital wages. For many garment workers, adapting to this new way of receiving wages has been challenging.
Due diligence and the right to safe and healthy work. Are we serious?
The ILO Sectoral Policies Department, Better Work Programme and the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) are organizing a side session during the “2023 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector”.
Learning from Crisis: Apparel industry experts on mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and future crisis
06 January 2023
The opportunities and challenges identified by industry actors in the focus group discussions and presented in this paper indicate how to move towards an inclusive and sustainable apparel sector.
Stress management programme key to ramping up labour productivity in Indonesia
24 October 2022
Better Work Indonesia helps managers and workers to self-diagnose and resolve problems through training among other approaches.
Setting adequate wages: The question of living wages
10 October 2022
This brief provides an ILO perspective on the question of living wages and describes how the ILO promotes the setting of adequate wages that consider both the needs of workers and their families, and economic factors. In going forward, the ILO looks to strengthen its contribution to a better understanding of living wages by undertaking peer-reviewed research on concepts and estimations in that respect, and by providing assistance to Member States, upon request.
The future of work and skills in the textiles and clothing sector
13 September 2022
Anticipating skills needs and finding solutions through social dialogue in Brazil, Ethiopia, Jordan and Peru
Oversight and Openness: Reflections on brand-supplier interaction from the Better Work Academy
01 September 2022
ILO’s Vision Zero Fund and Nike launch initiative to reduce injuries and deaths from road accidents among garment and footwear workers
29 August 2022
Garment and footwear workers are disproportionately affected by road accidents; a new project aims to find out why and offer tools to improve safety.