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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
US department store retailer JC Penney has said one of its biggest opportunities for incremental growth in the near term is in omni-channel, as it looks to deliver continued improvements in the business.
American Apparel workers are demanding an end to intimidation and harassment through the formation of a coalition with immigration advocacy group Hermandad Mexicana.
Perry Ellis International has entered into a license agreement with Panama-based fashion group DreamKyds for the Grand Slam brand in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Sportswear giant Nike has made two management appointments, including VP of global footwear, in a bid to strengthen the company’s global leadership in key business areas.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co said it needs to work on improving comparable sales trends in its US and international stores after it posted fourth-quarter and full-year results somewhat below expectations.
The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as a sign of its commitment to becoming a responsible sourcing destination. The next question is what more needs to be done in order for the Code to be implemented and become effective?
Swedish fashion label Filippa K has become the first apparel brand to incorporate fabrics produced using a water repellent technology that is free from fluorocarbons, non-toxic and readily biodegradable.
The increasing complexity of global supply chains means manufacturers and retailers recognise the need to explore more advanced techniques such as segmented production strategies if they are to meet customer expectations.
Trey Darwin, the chief financial officer for US apparel business Hampshire Group, has had his position terminated.
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters has implemented a new management structure with the naming of two global brand presidents.
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