Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. © Better Work 2020

    ILO and H&M Group expand partnership

    24 January 2019

    The ILO and H&M Group have broadened their cooperation to further improve working conditions and productivity in textile and garment industry supply chains. This partnership will help drive both the Decent Work and Sustainable Development Goal Agendas in a key global sector.

  2. Piece rate pay and working conditions in the export garment sector

    18 January 2019

  3. Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin, Issue 8, December 2018

    18 January 2019

    This publication assesses the living standards and social, economic, and demographic profile of garment and footwear sector workers in Cambodia, drawing upon data collected from almost 4,000 households during the 2016 Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey (CSES), this Bulletin issue investigates living condition of workers and their households and provides regular statistical update and policy development in the garment and footwear sector in Cambodia.

  4. Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia

    15 January 2019

    The Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project provides concrete follow-up to the resolution adopted in 2016 by the International Labour Conference concerning decent work in global supply chains.

  5. Gender pay gaps in the garment, textile and footwear sector in developing Asia

    20 December 2018

    This Research Note provides recent estimates of gender pay gaps in the Garment, Textiles and Footwear (GTF) sector in nine countries in Asia, and assesses the extent to which the observed gaps may be attributed to differences in individual observable characteristics, or to gender-based discrimination.

  6. Taking social dialogue to the next level

    12 December 2018

  7. Navigating successful trade unions

    12 December 2018

  8. Myanmar apparel: ILO project helps factories to improve efficiency and productivity

    11 December 2018

    Garment manufacturing involves various operations carried out by different operators at different stations. If not executed efficiently, these operations may jeopardize productivity, cause economic loss, and ultimately damage workplace relations.

  9. Myanmar garment industry managers trained on fair HR procedures

    20 November 2018

    The ILO has teamed up with twenty garment factories in Yangon to promote positive and sound industrial relations at the workplace level, and to build confidence between workers and employers through good HR practices.

  10. Eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains: an integrated approach

    29 October 2018

    The project seeks to promote enhanced legislation and policies, to address the basic needs and rights of children engaged or at risk of child labour, and of victims of forced labour, while adopting an integrated area based approach, embedded in a value chain approach including cooperation with local industry and international buyers.