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The future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

The future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

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International Labour Organization (ILO)
Publication Date: 
January, 2019
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Switzerland

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This working paper, prepared by the ILO, looks at the future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries.

It explores how technological advances, climate change, globalisation and changing demographics will shape these industries. It then analyses how these challenges and opportunities will impact decent work, and looks at the future of TCLF production in three categories of countries (least developed, middle income and high income). It concludes that at the present rate, the TCLF industries will not move to a circular economy approach for years.