‘Garment factory of the world’ faces numerous challenges

wcms 848628Although Asia remains the garment factory of the world, the sector faces a number of challenges, many of which have been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The publication – Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector – reviews employment, wages and labour productivity in the Asian garment sector over the 2010–19 period. It highlights how the industry still accounts for 55% of global textile and clothing exports and employs some 60m workers.

For the full story, see the August 2022 edition of Textiles South East Asia.


Photo: ILO