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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

Primark said total payments now stand at $14mPrimark pays 95% of Rana Plaza compensation 1 April 2015

Value fashion giant Primark said it has completed paying more than 95% of long-term compensation payments to the 668 victims of its Rana Plaza supplier New Wave Bottoms.

Ralph Lauren will receive US$3.2m in the settlementArvind to pay Ralph Lauren $3.2m to settle lawsuit 1 April 2015

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren is to receive US$3.2m in a settlement from Indian textile maker Arvind Lifestyle following a lawsuit the US luxury fashion brand filed in 2013.

Christopher & Banks board criticised 1 April 2015

Macellum Advisors has criticised the board of US women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks, suggesting the company consider a sale.

Towerbrook buys women's apparel firm J Jill 1 April 2015

Investment firm TowerBrook Capital Partners is to acquire multi-channel women's fashion retailer J Jill.

Ever-Glory maintains “stable" FY growth 1 April 2015

Apparel retailer Ever-Glory International Group said the business maintained stable growth last year as it revealed an increase in earnings and sales.

Perry Ellis will continue to design, produce, and manufacture products for North AmericaPerry Ellis extends Nike licensing deal 1 April 2015

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has extended its licensing deal with sporting goods giant Nike.

H&M and Kering trial recycling technology 31 March 2015

Fashion retailer H&M and luxury lifestyle group Kering have joined forces with start-up Worn Again to test a new chemical recycling technology that aims to address the growing issue of clothes-to-landfill.

Myanmar garment sector to benefit from export strategy 31 March 2015

Myanmar's textile and garment industry is set to benefit from the country's new export strategy - a five-year roadmap aimed at strengthening smaller companies and fuelling exports and trade diversification.

The Uniqlo brand owner this month published its 2014 CSR reportFast Retailing ramps up sustainability efforts 31 March 2015

Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditions at two of its suppliers in China. Detailing some of its efforts in its latest CSR report, the Japanese business says it has ramped up inspection efforts at its garment and textile suppliers, and set out a new initiative to spread best practices.

By 2019, men“Underexploited” men's wear market an opportunity 31 March 2015

Men's wear presents a great opportunity for fashion brands looking to diversify their product portfolios, a new report has suggested, with the category set to contribute US$40bn to the global apparel market by 2019.

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