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Michelle Russell

Michelle RussellBiography

Starting out as a PA many moons ago, Michelle tired of the secretarial work and tried her hand at positions in marketing and production before moving to the Green Isle and taking up a role with a Dublin drinks distributor.

Three years later and Michelle decided to put her shorthand training and English degree to good use and return to the UK to train as a journalist.

She gained a grounding writing local news, moving on to become a features writer for a glossy consumer magazine before making the move into online journalism with Aroq.

As part of her role as news and insights editor on just-style, Michelle provides news, comment and features on all the latest apparel industry issues.

Articles by Michelle Russell

Online sales account for around 17% of total spending on clothing and footwearUK: Online clothing and footwear sales set to top GBP10bn 15 September 2014

Clothing and footwear has become the most-purchased item online amongst UK consumers, new figures show, with women the keenest to click and shop.

H&M sales, including VAT, increased by 16%SWEDEN: Hennes & Mauritz books Q3 sales rise 15 September 2014

Swedish apparel retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz has booked an increase in revenues in the third quarter.

US: Ann again defends position as investors urge sale 15 September 2014

Ann Inc has once again moved to defend its position after investors have again urged the women's apparel group to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company.

Macy’s was among the first retailers to implement RFID on a broad national scaleUS: Macy's sees tangible results from RFID adoption 15 September 2014

Macy's says it is seeing "tangible results" from its adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as the department store retailer looks to build its omnichannel capabilities.

FRANCE: Unique supply chain delivers responsible fashion 15 September 2014

Textile platform Re.Verso is to present a new, fully-integrated, supply chain system for apparel with a collection of eco-centric fabrics that are 100% Made in Italy, at an upcoming Paris show.

US: PrimaLoft develops high-tech down blend insulation 15 September 2014

Fabric manufacturer PrimaLoft has developed a high performance down blend that it says is the next generation of apparel insulation.

Gildan is the only North American textiles and apparel company to be included in the index this yearUS: Gildan Activewear features again on sustainability index 15 September 2014

US apparel maker Gildan Activewear has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a second consecutive year.

The retail value of wool apparel sold is around US$80bn annuallyRESEARCH: Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre 1 September 2014

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are positive, according to a new report from just-style.

Tesco revealed a combination of “challenging trading conditions” and “ongoing investment” in its customer offerUK: Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco 29 August 2014

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued another profit warning and said incoming CEO Dave Lewis will take up his new role a month early.

MYANMAR: Joins with US to develop labour rights initiative 29 August 2014

The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.

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