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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

American Apparel is in an ongoing battle with the CEO it ousted, Dov CharneyTIMELINE: Charney ousting from American Apparel - update 23 July 2014

The battle between US retailer American Apparel and ousted CEO Dov Charney appears to be gaining momentum. As the saga continues, just-style will keep you up to date with developments through our timeline.


CHINA: Li Ning issues H1 profit warning 23 July 2014

Chinese sportswear company Li Ning has issued a profit warning for its first-half, in part due to provisions for doubtful debt and legacy issues.


US: Sol's becomes Fair Wear Foundation member 23 July 2014

French promotional wear brand Sol's has become a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).


A flagship M&S store in Baku, Azerbaijan, will open in the autumnAZERBEIJAN: New destination for M&S flagship store 23 July 2014

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to enter Azerbaijan through franchise partner Alhokair Fashion Retail as part of plans to significantly grow its store portfolio in Saudi Arabia.


A snapshot of MyanmarMYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief 22 July 2014

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh, and India.


Gap will open the stores through franchise dealsUS: Gap to expand into Slovenia and Austria 22 July 2014

Gap Inc has revealed plans to launch in Slovenia and Austria as the apparel giant continues with its ongoing global expansion plans.


VIETNAM: Vinatex and Petrovietnam mull polyester fibre supply 22 July 2014

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has met with the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) to discuss cooperation in the production and supply of polyester fibres to the textile industry.


“There is a healthy demand for swimwear," NPD saysUS: Innovation and versatility drives swimwear growth 22 July 2014

Swimwear sales in the US grew 6% in the last 12 months thanks to the launch of more innovative products offering health benefits and enhanced comfort, new figures reveal.


TAIWAN: Daphne International reveals slump in Q2 sales 22 July 2014

Footwear retailer Daphne International Holdings has booked a slump in second-quarter sales as a result of store closures and poor weather conditions.


Marc Babins, president, Kellwood Western RegionUS: Kellwood appoints Babins for supply chain role 22 July 2014

US clothing giant Kellwood Company has appointed industry veteran Marc Babins as president of its western region, with responsibility for the group's global supply chain.


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