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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

GT Nexus suggests ways of freeing up working capital in the supply chainIAF ISTANBUL: Freeing up working capital in the supply chain 27 November 2015

The economic environment in the aftermath of the financial crisis meant many brands became lazy about their working capital, almost half of which is tied up in the supply chain. As interest rates start to rise, Kurt Cavano founder and chief strategy officer of global commerce platform GT Nexus, suggests many need to look at new ways of freeing up working capital in their supply chains.

Uniqlo under fire again for China worker abuses 27 November 2015

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has come under fire from labour rights groups for failing to improve working conditions and environmental pollution at Uniqlo supplier factories in mainland China.

El Corte Inglés and BRAC make Tazreen donations 27 November 2015

Spanish department store retailer El Corte Inglés and international development organisation BRAC have made "significant" donations into the Tazreen compensation fund, three days after the third anniversary of the factory fire that killed 112 workers. 

Solvay commits to 40% CO2 reduction target 27 November 2015

International chemical and fibres group Solvay has committed to reducing the CO2 intensity of its activities by 40% by 2025 as part of a set of new sustainable ambitions under its growth strategy.

Top stories this week on just-style... 27 November 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the kick-off of Cambodia's living wage campaign, a look at why China's five-year plan is unlikely to change garment-making, a review of a new book on Fixing Fashion, and figures that suggest global apparel and footwear expenditure is expected to decline in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011.

GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index fell one point in NovemberUK consumer confidence falls in November 27 November 2015

UK consumer confidence dropped in November as shoppers worried about wider economic, political and social events, according to new figures.

German sustainable textiles scheme heads to Vietnam 26 November 2015

The German-led Partnership for Sustainable Textiles initiative, which aims to bring about social, ecological and economic improvements along the apparel and textile supply chain, has been introduced to Vietnam.

PETA calls for wool boycott on "gruesome" exposé 26 November 2015

Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is again calling for retailers and consumers to boycott wool products after its latest investigation exposed the "gruesome mutilation" and abuse of sheep in the wool industry, across three continents. 

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing can manufacture and sell RevoLaze laser-treated garments throughout the worldFast Retailing inks deal for laser treated garments 26 November 2015

RevoLaze has signed what it hopes will be the first of a number of license deals for its laser technology with Japanese retailer Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo brand, following the closure of its recent ITC patent dispute lawsuit.

Bangladesh apparel training centre receives accreditation 26 November 2015

The new Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI), which provides training for the country's apparel workers, has been accredited as a Registered Training Organization (RTO).

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