Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification in the Kyrgyz garment sector

    11 June 2012

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 19

  2. One day enterprise workplace training sessions on risk assessment and management in Zambia

    The one day risk assessment and management workshops organized in three enterprises enhanced the capacity of occupational safety and health (OSH) inspectors in carrying out trainings on risk assessment and management and built capacities in the three selected enterprise on how to carry out risk assessment with simple tools and techniques.

  3. Training better supervisors means better business for Cambodia’s factories

    29 March 2011

    By Maeve Galvin, Communication and Advocacy Officer and Ying Bun, Better Factories, ILO Cambodia. Good supervisors help workers become more efficient and productive, bad ones affect morale and competitiveness. But when ordinary workers are promoted they often find it difficult to acquire the necessary skills. In Cambodia, a specially-created training programme is answering this need, helping train supervisors to be firm, fair and effective leaders in Cambodia’s US$2.5 billion garment industry.

  4. 100th International Women’s Day

    07 March 2011

    As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, we also remember the women who lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York in 1911. One hundred years on, despite some progress there is still much to be done to achieve gender equality in the world of work.

  5. From downturn to recovery: Cambodia’s garment sector in transition

    06 March 2011

    This book brings provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact the downturn has had on a leading manufacturing sector and offers insight into the opportunities and constraints of a low-wage, labor-intensive export model for industrial development, with far-reaching social and economic implications.

  6. Delegate Dialogues: Thabo Makeka, Association of Lesotho Employers and Business

    13 June 2010

  7. News@ILO, February 2010

    01 February 2010

    The February 2010 e-newsletter of the ILO in Asia and the Pacific contains the latest news from the regional office, a feature on persons with HIV/AIDS in India, a selection of the latest publications, and details of forthcoming events and meetings.

  8. News@ILO, December 2009/January 2010

    01 December 2009

    The December 2009/January 2010 edition of the ILO's Asia Pacific e-newsletter contains the latest news from the regional office, a feature on the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Viet Nam and the region, a selection of the latest publications, and details of forthcoming events and meetings.

  9. U.S. Garment Buyers Team Up to Support Better Work

    19 November 2009

    The US Council for International Business (USCIB) has announced support for Better Work by five of the biggest U.S. apparel companies--Gap Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Walmart and the Walt Disney Company—which will contribute over USD $1 million to Better Work through the USCIB’s foundation.

  10. Haiti...on the Road to Better Work

    13 October 2009

    Better Work, the unique partnership programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), organized the first-ever international buyers forum in Haiti as part of a new project that is expected to create jobs and promote sustainable development and responsible labour practices in the country's garment industry.