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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. 

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The NRF Big Show took place in New York this weekNRF 2017 – Retail technology launches and developments 18 January 2017

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to inventory management. Here we highlight some of the latest launches and developments.


Limited Stores files for bankruptcy amid buy-out deal 18 January 2017

Limited Stores, the parent company of women's fashion apparel retailer The Limited, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, while announcing plans to sell its brand name and other assets.


Nine West acquires womenswear firm Kasper Group 18 January 2017

Women's footwear, accessories and denim firm Nine West Holdings has acquired US women's sportswear and fashion firm the Kasper Group.


Huntsman to retain textile unit amid spin-off 18 January 2017

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation has decided to retain its textile effects business and exclude it from the planned spin-off of the company's Pigments and Additives division.


Nexgen utilising ThingWorx for supply chain apps 18 January 2017

Apparel identification and RFID business Nexgen Packaging is to use PTC's ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) platform to develop a range of design and delivery solutions for the retail, apparel and footwear industry.


Cambodia's largest market for exports is the EUCambodia clothing exports at risk from Brexit 17 January 2017

Cambodia’s textile and apparel export sector could face both short and long-term risks as a result of the UK leaving the EU, while the country's recent rise to lower-middle income status could add to its challenges, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned.


Bangladesh has experienced recent unrest due to wagesApparel brands urge Bangladesh PM to address wages 17 January 2017

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is among a number of Western apparel brands urging Bangladesh's Prime Minister to adopt a wage board for the country's garment sector, expressing concern over recent unrest among garment workers.


The pair will work on the joint development and supply of textile items for the global marketItochu to help Vinatex move up the value chain 17 January 2017

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has signed a co-operation agreement with Japanese conglomerate Itochu Corp in a move expected to help develop a change in production method and the joint development and supply of textile items for the global market.


Hugo Boss is upbeat on its full-yearHugo Boss adjusts FY guidance on improved Q4 17 January 2017

Hugo Boss says it now expects operating profit to reach the upper end of its forecast as the German luxury fashion brand revealed better than expected sales and earnings in its fourth-quarter.


Zalando breaks billion-euro revenue barrier in Q4 17 January 2017

Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando has broken the EUR1bn (US$1.07bn) revenue barrier for the first time in a single quarter thanks to investment in its customer experience.


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