Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. Afghanistan Lost Half a Million Jobs After Taliban Takeover

    19 January 2022

  2. Responsible digital wage payments

    The Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work and the Better Than Cash Alliance organized a side session during the "2022 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector".

  3. Asian garment and textile industry seeks path to bright and sustainable future (ILO meeting highlights, 18-20 October 2021)

    03 January 2022

    The ILO convened a tripartite forum to discuss challenges and opportunities for the Asian garment sector in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and long-standing trends reshaping the supply chain.

  4. SCORE Programme Brief

    21 December 2021

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises programme at a glance - Phase IV

  5. ILO, the Netherlands ink agreement to support Viet Nam to better address future skills needs in garment sector

    16 December 2021

  6. Survey on the future demand for vocational training in the textile sector in Brazil

    15 December 2021

    The objective of the survey is to provide technical support to partners in the sector to design and implement professional training strategies that enable them to develop the skills necessary for the success and growth of industries, while ensuring that workers have access to decent and productive jobs.

  7. © ILO/SERC 2023

    COVID-19 has made life even more precarious for migrant workers

    22 November 2021

    Stranded in their destination countries or forced to leave, unemployed and with no access to social protection, migrant workers have suffered the worst of the pandemic.

  8. © Better Work 2023

    New joint ILO-IFC programme launched with support of EU in the apparel industry in Madagascar

    03 November 2021

    Industry leaders launched the Better Work Madagascar programme to transform the country’s apparel industry by improving working conditions and business productivity. The programme will contribute to the creation of decent employment and inclusive growth.

  9. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better

    14 October 2021

    A European Commission - ILO joint initiative addresses challenges and opportunities to advance decent work in five global supply chains for a fair, resilient, and sustainable COVID-19 crisis recovery.

  10. © ILO/Aaron Santos 2023

    ILO adopts code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries

    08 October 2021

    More than 60 million workers around the globe will benefit from concrete guidance on improving safety and health in one of the world’s oldest manufacturing sectors.