Resources on Textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear sector

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

    24 June 2022

    The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.

  9. Asia still ‘garment factory of the world’ yet faces numerous challenges as industry evolves

    24 June 2022

    A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights trends in employment, wages and productivity the Asian garment, footwear and textiles industry.

  10. ILO statement on BM Container Depot incident

    06 June 2022