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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

WL Gore claims the ecologically contested Polytetrafluorethylen (PTFE) is environmentally-friendly as long as no PFC is used during productionSympatex granted injunction against Gore eco claim 28 April 2017

Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has been granted a temporary injunction against rival WL Gore & Associates to prevent it from claiming its polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) membranes – the core of Gore’s basic product – are environmentally-friendly and produced without any PFCs of environmental concern.

“Retail sales held up better than expected,UK retail sales volumes accelerate to April 28 April 2017

UK retail sales volumes grew at a fast pace in the year to April, slightly above seasonal norms, new figures show.

Ananas Anam secures funding for Pinatex leather alternative 28 April 2017

Ananas Anam has secured financing to help ramp up its supply of Piñatex, a natural and sustainable alternative to leather made of fibres from pineapple leaves.

The new legislation will give states the right to collect the sales and use taxes they are owed under current law from out-of-state businesses or online retailersUS retail industry welcomes online sales tax push 28 April 2017

The US retail industry has welcomed renewed efforts by the US Congress to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores.

Hibbett Sports lowers Q1 guidance 28 April 2017

US retailer Hibbett Sports has lowered its first-quarter guidance due to the impact of using markdowns to clear older stock.

FatFace sweaters recalled over burn hazard 28 April 2017

Lifestyle clothing brand FatFace has recalled two styles of women's sweaters due to a violation of the US Federal Flammability Standard.

President Donald Trump has said he will renegotiate NAFTA rather than put an end to itTrump to renegotiate rather than terminate NAFTA 27 April 2017

US President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately move to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) pact, and that he currently favours talks to renegotiate it.

Wear2Wear partnership closing the textile loop 27 April 2017

Five European textile recycling companies are partnering on production systems that will turn textile fibres from used clothing into new functional fabrics. 

N Brown's full-year earnings dropped 23%N Brown FY earnings slump on charges 27 April 2017

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked a slump in earnings in its last fiscal year as a result of charges related to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.

EU backs EUR45m sustainable garment projects 27 April 2017

The European Commission has approved four new projects worth EUR45m aimed at improving sustainable business practices and working conditions in the Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Mali and Pakistan garment sectors.

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