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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

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry is growing at a faster rate than the government's targetVietnam textile sector calls for strategy update 3 May 2016

Vietnam's apparel and textile industry is calling on the country's government to revise its "out of date" 2020 development plan with a vision that will match the country's progress and improve its competitiveness.

Li & Fung is tightening its focus on trading and logisticsLi & Fung divests Asia distribution business 3 May 2016

Global sourcing giant Li & Fung Limited has sold its Asia consumer and healthcare distribution business in a deal that will allow it to tighten its focus on its core trading and logistics operations.

H&M is being urged to speed up the remediation work it is carrying out at its Bangladesh supplier factoriesH&M urged to speed up Bangladesh remediation work 3 May 2016

Labour rights groups are once again calling on Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) to quicken the pace on Bangladesh supplier factory remediation work as the Swedish fashion retailer prepares to hold its annual general meeting.

Schemes join forces to scale chemical management 3 May 2016

The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme have joined forces to scale chemical management in textile and footwear global supply chains.

Bangladesh project backs decent work for migrant labour 3 May 2016

A three-year initiative was launched in Bangladesh at the weekend to support decent work for Bangladeshi migrant workers, and those returning to the country.

Ascend develops eco-friendly dyeable anti-static fibre 3 May 2016

Nylon 6,6 resin producer Ascend Performance Materials has showcased what it says is a "groundbreaking" no-shock anti-static fibre that is both dyeable and chemical free.

PTC develops smart connected PLM update 29 April 2016

Software firm PTC has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that it says includes role-based apps and ThingWorx platform connectivity for greater speed and efficiency.

Puma said negative currency effects hit marginsPuma reaffirms FY despite flat Q1 margin 29 April 2016

German sportswear brand Puma is maintaining its guidance for the full year, despite the negative impact of currencies on its first-quarter margins.

Checkpoint develops high-speed RFID capability 29 April 2016

US-based product identification specialist Checkpoint Systems has launched new high-speed, high-quality production capabilities for RFID tags and labels, and expanded its printing capabilities in Asia.

Egyptian apparel manufacturers will attend this year's Fashion SVP eventUK fashion sourcing fair to host Egyptian manufacturers 29 April 2016

London-based sourcing event Fashion SVP is set to welcome leading garment manufacturers from Egypt for the first time.

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