Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. SCORE Training catalogue

    17 November 2023

    SCORE Training helps SMEs to achieve better working conditions and productivity through its wide variety of modules and stands as an aid to compliance.


    07 September 2023

    This brief presents the results from eight rounds of a high-frequency phone survey undertaken with Ethiopian apparel workers between 2020 and 2022. The survey covers a period of intense turmoil for both the Ethiopian apparel sector and the country as a whole. The main focus is on socio-economic situation facing apparel workers, in particular with regard to employment, wages, the ability to meet expenses and food needs, working hours, unionisation, and health provision. Due to the stark differeences between foreign and Ethiopia firms with regard to firm-level capabilities and access to international markets, much of the analysis contrasts the experiences of Ethiopian workers in foreign and Ethiopian companies.

  3. Launching Event of the Handbook and Checklist to establish Model Enterprise Clinics in RMG Industries

    06 July 2023

  4. Mapping and assessment of institutions and BSOs in the clothing manufacturing sector of South Africa

    30 June 2023

    Call for applications to undertake a mapping study for ILO's 'Promoting Decent Work through Productivity and Workplace Cooperation interventions in South Africa’s clothing manufacturing sector' project.

  5. Challenges and opportunities to advance decent work in five countries and supply chains: A synthesis report

    01 June 2023

    This report summarizes the findings from rapid assessments and deep-dive research into decent work challenges and opportunities in five sectors and countries: coffee in Colombia, electronics in Viet Nam, fisheries in Namibia, rubber gloves in Malaysia and textiles and clothing in Madagascar.

  6. Study on decent work in the textile and clothing industry in Madagascar

    23 May 2023

    In-depth qualitative and quantitative research on the challenges and opportunities for decent work along the textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar.

  7. Mapping practices, initiatives and policies around the circular economy and emerging services in the retail sector

    08 May 2023

  8. The Rana Plaza disaster ten years on: What has changed?

    24 April 2023

    Today, the garment industry is safer and the capacity of the Bangladeshi Government to oversee compliance is much stronger. But what challenges remain?

  9. © Naymuzzaman Prince / ILO 2023

    After Rana Plaza, I help prevent other tragedies from happening

    24 April 2023

    Ten years ago, Mohamed Abdur Rob was part of a team of firefighters who rescued garment workers trapped in the rubble of Rana Plaza after the building collapsed. Over 1100 people died. His experience motivated him to become a fire safety officer in a garment factory.

  10. © Naymuzzaman Prince / ILO 2023

    After Rana Plaza: How has safety improved for garment workers?

    24 April 2023

    The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in the outskirts of Dhaka on 24 April 2013 resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 people – mostly garment workers – and shone a global spotlight on workplace safety and labour rights in the Bangladesh garment industry. Ten years on, what has changed?