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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

Perry Ellis takes control of some licenses in Canada 28 August 2015

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has assumed control of its men's bottom's and accessories businesses in Canada.

Hermès reported higher earnings in H1Hermès maintains sales guidance as H1 profit climbs 28 August 2015

French luxury goods group Hermès is maintaining its sales guidance but has lowered its full-year operating profit outlook on the back of negative currency fluctuations.

Jimmy Choo said it has seen continued strength in the performance of its shoe businessJimmy Choo reveals “pleasing” H1 as challenges loom 28 August 2015

British luxury brand Jimmy Choo has booked a “pleasing” first-half performance with double-digit retail sales growth and higher earnings.

Europe markdowns increased “significantly” in H1, Etam saidEtam Group reveals mixed first-half 28 August 2015

Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked a mixed first-half as sales climbed but earnings and gross margin declined on increased European markdowns.

Gerber launches Mauritius apparel software programme 27 August 2015

Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at boosting the uptake of its software solutions for apparel pattern making.

Billabong is two years into its turnaroundBillabong first annual profit in four years 27 August 2015

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has booked its first annual profit in four years, with the benefit of its efficiency measures expected to be seen over the course of the next fiscal.

Adidas says it has invested “millions of dollars” promoting the three-stripe markAdidas files trademark suit against Forever 21 26 August 2015

Sportswear giant Adidas has filed a lawsuit against fast fashion chain Forever 21 in the US over infringement of its 'three-stripe' trademark.

The rise in female activewear has driven growth in the UK sportswear marketUK sportswear market to surpass $8bn by 2019 26 August 2015

The UK market for sportswear is expected to see considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new report has forecast.

There is an increasing interest in closed loop technologyH&M offers $1m grant for sustainable innovations 26 August 2015

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is looking to encourage sustainable innovation by offering a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant and access to an innovation accelerator as part of a new global awards programme.

China revenue exposure could drive lower consumer spendingChina market woes could hit consumer spending 25 August 2015

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.

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