Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

    17 May 2021

    This working paper highlights the intersection between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment by exploring how climate change, measured by increasing heat stress and extreme weather events, could lead to heightened violence being faced by the (mostly female) workers in the sector as a result of its impact on productivity.

  2. How does the ILO SCORE Training Address Audit Issues?

    14 May 2021

    SCORE Training helps to achieve better compliance with contract and legal requirements by demonstrating to SMEs the benefits that can be obtained through good working conditions and a safe working environment

  3. Report highlights need for gender equality in Asia’s garment sector

    06 May 2021

    A new ILO report 'Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector' examines the status and trends relating to women and gender dynamics in Asia’s garment sector while providing a roadmap for action to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

  4. Launching of a web portal for eligible textile and garment sector employers to register and participate in a job retention programme

    21 April 2021

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ILO News) – Domestic textile and garment factories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply through a web portal to obtain wage subsidies for their workers in a job retention programme covering up to 45,000 workers.

  5. “Strategies on Reducing and Utilizing CO2 for Cost Effective Business” Roundtable

    As part of the Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project, the ILO is partnering with the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network to bring together the textile and garment sector and the cement industry to share, discuss and further CO2 reduction activities.

  6. Roundtable: Strategies on reducing and utilizing CO2 for cost effective business

    As part of the Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project, the ILO is partnering with the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network to bring together the textile and garment sector and the cement industry to share, discuss and further CO2 reduction activities.

  7. Now I know the great feeling of having decent work

    16 April 2021

    Jordanian Omar Abu Noa’aj has struggled to find work for years due to his physical disability. Last year, an ILO employment centre helped him secure his first formal job at a garment factory, giving him a new sense of independence and purpose.

  8. Building a culture of workplace compliance

    22 March 2021

  9. Circular Economy Action Agenda for Textiles

    16 February 2021

    The Platform For Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) is a global community of leaders working together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. ILO contributed to this joint report which reviews the actions needed for a better and faster transition to a circular economy for textiles.

  10. Empowering workers and building partnerships for a sustainable garment industry