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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
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Australian non-governmental organisation Walk Free Foundation are partnering to research the scale of modern slavery around the world.
Staff working at UK value footwear group Brantano are facing redundancy after the company was placed into administration, despite sustained efforts by management to make the business more commercially viable or to find a buyer.
The value of UK retail sales excluding fuel rose 5.2% year-on-year in February, with clothing and footwear among the sectors to see a rise in spending.
US spending on clothing is expected to hit its highest level in a decade this Easter, with its later timing this year giving consumers almost an entire extra month to shop.
UK retail sales volumes grew at a steady pace in the year to March, and slightly faster than expected, new figures show.
UK clothing retailer Next Plc has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight years and issued a caution on the year ahead amid the threat of price inflation and a shift away from spend on clothing.
South Korean textile firm Samil Spinning has signed a deal to acquire US speciality yarn maker Buhler Quality Yarns amid fears of trade protectionism in America.
The Italian maker of the suede-like Alcantara material is to invest EUR300m (US$323.6m) in doubling the capacity of its production facilities in Umbria over the next five years.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has highlighted the importance of developing a coherent policy approach to both trade and investment flows in order to ensure that all developing countries see growth.
US shoppers may soon benefit from an improved in-store shopping experience with personalised style, fit and size recommendations thanks to a strategic partnership between mobile application platform Tulip Retail and data-driven personalisation platform True Fit.
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