Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. Greening the sector - Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia

    01 March 2022

  2. Assessing the impact - Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam

    01 March 2022

  3. Better Work partners with Sri Lankan garment industry stakeholders

    25 February 2022

    The ILO and IFC’s Better Work programme is launching an ambitious industry-level intervention in Sri Lanka, with the support of the European Union. The shared goal is to strengthen the apparel industry recovering from the pandemic and work toward a future of increased resilience, efficiency, and sustainability.

  4. ILO and apparel leaders join hands to strengthen Safety Committees

    17 February 2022

    The ILO has signed new agreements with two leading apparel associations in Bangladesh to continue its ongoing work on improving working conditions in the country

  5. © ILO/Aaron Santos 2023

    Promoting responsible business conduct through improved safety and health measures

    The ILO Sectoral Policies Department, Vision Zero Fund and the Better Work Programme are organizing a side session during the “2022 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector”.

  6. Policy Dialogue on 'Building a market responsive, resilient, and inclusive MSME ecosystem for job rich and sustainable growth'

    Policy dialogue to share support knowledge building of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in designing of evidence-based policy initiatives for catalysing sector-led growth by sharing efforts made by Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea, in transforming to market-based economy and transitioning from agrarian to global manufacturing hubs.

  7. National Plan of Action on Occupational Safety and Health (2021-2030)

    27 January 2022

  8. © Wael Liddawi 2023

    I am a champion for migrant workers

    26 January 2022

    Maya Aktar left her home in Bangladesh to work as a receptionist at a garment factory in Jordan. She is now a union organizer and advocates for the rights of other migrant garment workers.

  9. © AP Photo/Felipe Dana 2023

    ILO report says Afghan crisis causing massive job losses

    20 January 2022

  10. Afghan women losing jobs fast as economy shrinks and rights curtailed

    20 January 2022