Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. © Naymuzzaman Prince / ILO 2024

    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.

  2. © Naymuzzaman Prince / ILO 2024

    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?

  3. © ILO 2024

    The Rana Plaza collapse: Ten years on

    Did you miss the ILO World of Work Show? Catch up on the latest episode that focused on what has changed for the Bangladesh garment industry since the Rana Plaza building collapse. Ahead of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the Show also explored what a safe and healthy working environment means for workers around the world.

  4. Automation and employment in the apparel and automotive sectors in Mexico: Findings from case studies

    Organized by the “Building Partnerships on the Future of Work” project, in collaboration with the ILO Country Office for Mexico and Cuba, this webinar will bring together experts to share findings from case studies of selected manufacturing establishments of the automotive, and apparel and footwear sectors in Mexico, and discuss technological change and the future of work in these sectors.

  5. © ILO 2024

    How to achieve gender equality in global garment supply chains

    10 March 2023

    Global supply chains are a key entry point for women to enter the formal workforce, but serious decent work deficits remain prevalent, including discrimination, violence and harassment. Find out how a more equitable set of policies and actions could help the garment industry drive inclusive economic growth.

  6. Bangladesh Business and Human Rights Week Landmark dialogue held to chart roadmap for responsible business conduct

    02 March 2023

    Stakeholders highlighted the importance of removing barriers to responsible business as a vehicle for advancing sustainable development in Bangladesh

  7. © Better Work 2024

    A responsible transition to digital wages: A timely step for Cambodia

    02 March 2023

    Soriya is a worker in one of the garment factories receiving services from Better Factories Cambodia that has recently transitioned to digital wages. For many garment workers, adapting to this new way of receiving wages has been challenging.

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

    The ILO Sectoral Policies Department, Better Work Programme and the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) are organizing a side session during the “2023 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector”.

  9. 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.

  10. © Better Work 2024

    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.