Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector
Challenges and opportunities to advance decent work in five countries and supply chains: A synthesis report
01 June 2023
This report summarizes the findings from rapid assessments and deep-dive research into decent work challenges and opportunities in five sectors and countries: coffee in Colombia, electronics in Viet Nam, fisheries in Namibia, rubber gloves in Malaysia and textiles and clothing in Madagascar.
Study on decent work in the textile and clothing industry in Madagascar
23 May 2023
In-depth qualitative and quantitative research on the challenges and opportunities for decent work along the textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar.
Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future of Work
15 May 2023
The project supports an inclusive and sustainable future of work in global supply chains to achieve full and productive employment and decent work in three supply chains of key importance to the European Union.
Mapping practices, initiatives and policies around the circular economy and emerging services in the retail sector
08 May 2023
The Rana Plaza disaster ten years on: What has changed?
24 April 2023
Today, the garment industry is safer and the capacity of the Bangladeshi Government to oversee compliance is much stronger. But what challenges remain?
After Rana Plaza, I help prevent other tragedies from happening
24 April 2023
Ten years ago, Mohamed Abdur Rob was part of a team of firefighters who rescued garment workers trapped in the rubble of Rana Plaza after the building collapsed. Over 1100 people died. His experience motivated him to become a fire safety officer in a garment factory.
After Rana Plaza: How has safety improved for garment workers?
24 April 2023
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in the outskirts of Dhaka on 24 April 2013 resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 people – mostly garment workers – and shone a global spotlight on workplace safety and labour rights in the Bangladesh garment industry. Ten years on, what has changed?
The Rana Plaza collapse: Ten years on
Did you miss the ILO World of Work Show? Catch up on the latest episode that focused on what has changed for the Bangladesh garment industry since the Rana Plaza building collapse. Ahead of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the Show also explored what a safe and healthy working environment means for workers around the world.
Automation and employment in the apparel and automotive sectors in Mexico: Findings from case studies
Organized by the “Building Partnerships on the Future of Work” project, in collaboration with the ILO Country Office for Mexico and Cuba, this webinar will bring together experts to share findings from case studies of selected manufacturing establishments of the automotive, and apparel and footwear sectors in Mexico, and discuss technological change and the future of work in these sectors.
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.