The construction of an online platform aimed at building a more sustainable future for the global garment and textile sector has resulted from a cooperation between the German development agency, GIZ, and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Asia Garment Hub (www.asiagarmenthub.net) aims to be a one-stop shop for the latest news, insights, and information influencing Asian garment and textile producers and employees’ work practises and sustainability.
Asia Garment Hub aims to bring together manufacturers, brands, trade unions, employer organisations and development partners in one, resource-rich central destination. Access to the Hub is free of charge, with website navigation and content offered in English and 10 other languages including Indonesian, Malay, Burmese Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Khmer, Sinhalese, Urdu, and Vietnamese. In 2019, the garment and textile sector employed an estimated 65 million workers in Asia and the Pacific. ILO’s Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) The project supports decent work and sustainability in the Asian garment and textile sector by enhancing regional knowledge and policy coherence. It aims to improve industrial relations, gender equality, environmental sustainability and business competitiveness.