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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

American Apparel is undertaking US$30m in cost-cutting initiativesAmerican Apparel to close stores and cut jobs 6 July 2015

American Apparel has announced plans to close underperforming stores and streamline its workforce in phase two of its turnaround plan, as the retailer battles headwinds and attempts to cut costs.

At present, the UK living wage has been set at GBP7.85 (US$12.21) per hour across the UKUK living wage pressure mounts ahead of Budget 6 July 2015

Pressure is mounting on the UK government ahead of the Budget this week to incentivise businesses to pay the living wage, as a new report suggests doing so could lift 6m people out of poverty.

Gelatin yarn viable for clothing production 6 July 2015

US researchers have manufactured a glove made from gelatin yarn; an innovative material produced using agricultural waste.

Zannier adopts Lectra 3D prototyping 6 July 2015

Zannier, the French children's wear specialist, has adopted Lectra’s 3D virtual prototyping in a bid to meet specific constrains the particular market segment it operates in demands.

Esprit signs Kids licensing deal in Europe 6 July 2015

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has signed a five-year licensing deal with French kid's wear retailer Groupe Zannier for its children's line in Europe.

M&S has admitted the challenge it faces in tracing cotton in its supply chainM&S emphasises sizeable challenge in tracing cotton 3 July 2015

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has said cotton remains the biggest challenge for the group when it comes to tracing its supply chain back to raw materials.

Cambodia hit by more garment factory faintings 3 July 2015

Around 274 garment factory workers in Cambodia have fainted in the last week at sites in Phnom Penh, Takeo and Kandal.

First 'Made in Green' label awarded to textile industry 3 July 2015

Certification body Oeko-Tex has made its Made in Green sustainability certification label available to the textile industry for the first time.

Huntsman appoints Aggarwal MD for India subcontinent 3 July 2015

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman International (India) Pvt has made a senior appointment as part of a leadership succession move for the Indian subcontinent.

Sears Canada CEO Boire to step down 3 July 2015

Ronald Boire, the CEO of retail group Sears Canada has announced his decision to step down.

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