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Michelle Russell

Michelle RussellBiography

Michelle Russell brings to just-style a decade-long career as a journalist, with experience in both consumer and trade publications. As the site's deputy editor she writes news, comments and insight on the latest apparel industry issues, in the process interviewing and building relationships with many key figures. Particular interests include industry data, sustainability and the challenges related to supply chains. 

Articles by Michelle Russell

A nine-month long labour dispute that began in 2014 saw congestion at US West Coast ports reach West Coast port contract talks to begin in November 29 September 2016

The union representing West Coast dockworkers is to start talks with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to explore a possible extension to a contract agreed last year. 

Forums will discuss how the Sri Lankan apparel industry can transform in order to survive the fourth industrial revolutionSri Lanka Design Festival to focus on disruptive innovation 29 September 2016

Disrupting old systems, and reinvention and transformation, will be the key themes of this year's Sri Lanka Design Festival, which aims to map out innovative shifts that could affect the course of the country's apparel industry.

WTO Public Forum calls for inclusive global trade agenda 29 September 2016

Amid slowing growth in world trade and an increasing public backlash against trade and globalisation, ministers and business leaders have called for an agenda for inclusive trade focusing on the needs of small business owners and more vulnerable sectors of society in order to ensure continued public support for open markets.

Global brands back training for Pakistan cotton farmers 29 September 2016

Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co. 

Bangladesh latest to ratify WTO trade deal 29 September 2016

Bangladesh has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in yet another sign of support for the landmark global deal. 

Nike is scaling its transition from cut and sow to digital designNike digital direction pushes speed and innovation 28 September 2016

Nike is speeding up its move from traditional manufacturing to digital design as part of a strategy by the US sportswear giant to push apparel and footwear innovation and grow sales. 

Vietnam exported US$18.7bn worth of textile and garment products in the period from January to August 2016Vietnam garment export growth slows as orders stall 28 September 2016

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow in the first eight months of the year but at a slower pace than the year before due to production delays and falling demand on global markets, new figures show. 

Sainsbury's clothing business saw a “slight” decline in salesSainsbury's clothing gains share but Q2 sales tumble 28 September 2016

Sainsbury's says its clothing business continued to gain market share in the second quarter, but sales fell as the UK supermarket retailer battled a competitive landscape and persistent deflation. 

International Apparel Federation appoints Bekke president 28 September 2016

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has appointed Han Bekke, the chairman of Dutch apparel association MODINT, as its new president. 

Mobile app for children's apparel safety regulations 28 September 2016

A mobile application designed to help brands, retailers and manufacturers adhere to new standards and changing regulations has been developed for the children's apparel industry.

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