Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. Due diligence and the right to safe and healthy work. Are we serious?

    The ILO Sectoral Policies Department, Vision Zero Fund and the Better Work Programme are organizing a side session during the “2023 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector”.

  2. Learning from Crisis: Apparel industry experts on mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and future crisis

    06 January 2023

    The opportunities and challenges identified by industry actors in the focus group discussions and presented in this paper indicate how to move towards an inclusive and sustainable apparel sector.

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    Stress management programme key to ramping up labour productivity in Indonesia

    24 October 2022

    Better Work Indonesia helps managers and workers to self-diagnose and resolve problems through training among other approaches.

  4. Setting adequate wages: The question of living wages

    10 October 2022

    This brief provides an ILO perspective on the question of living wages and describes how the ILO promotes the setting of adequate wages that consider both the needs of workers and their families, and economic factors. In going forward, the ILO looks to strengthen its contribution to a better understanding of living wages by undertaking peer-reviewed research on concepts and estimations in that respect, and by providing assistance to Member States, upon request.

  5. The future of work and skills in the textiles and clothing sector

    13 September 2022

    Anticipating skills needs and finding solutions through social dialogue in Brazil, Ethiopia, Jordan and Peru

  6. Oversight and Openness: Reflections on brand-supplier interaction from the Better Work Academy

    01 September 2022

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    ILO’s Vision Zero Fund and Nike launch initiative to reduce injuries and deaths from road accidents among garment and footwear workers

    29 August 2022

    Garment and footwear workers are disproportionately affected by road accidents; a new project aims to find out why and offer tools to improve safety.

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    18 August 2022

  9. Stronger workplace safety targeted in key Bangladesh industrial sectors

    17 August 2022

    Safety culture to be boosted in ten key industries, building on success of similar efforts in garment sector.

  10. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification in Ethiopia: A background paper for drafting of a Sector Skills Strategy for the Garment sector in Ethiopia

    12 July 2022