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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

Crystal first China licensee of RevoLaze tech 15 April 2015

Crystal Apparel has become the first denim jeans maker in China to sign a licence with US-based laser technology firm RevoLaze after patent infringement lawsuits were filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in January.

Burberry opened seven mainline stores and closed nine in the first halfBurberry cautious but delivers “robust” H2 15 April 2015

Fashion business Burberry has offered a cautious outlook for the year but delivered what it says was a “robust” performance in its second half.

Levi said unfavourable currency effects significantly impacted revenuesLevi Strauss upbeat despite Q1 declines 15 April 2015

Denim giant Levi Strauss has offered an upbeat outlook for the year despite booking a decline in first quarter earnings and sales hit by unfavourable currency effects.

Better Work Vietnam found profitability is significantly higher where there are better working conditionsSOURCING: Apparel working conditions linked to profit 14 April 2015

If proof was ever needed of the commercial benefits of better working conditions in garment factories, a recent study from Better Work Vietnam suggests both productivity and profitability improve.

Stockmann cost cutting to hit 1,100 jobs 14 April 2015

Stockmann Group is putting around 1,100 jobs at risk after failing to negotiate a new lease deal for its Oulo department store, and has revealed plans to make further cuts.

Dick's Sporting Goods updates on strategy 14 April 2015

US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has reaffirmed its full-year update and outlined plans to grow its domestic market share and e-commerce business.

Ashton will take up the role from 1 SeptemberAsos appoints Ashton as finance chief 14 April 2015

Online fashion retailer Asos has appointed debt management executive Helen Ashton as its finance chief.

The growth rate of Cambodia’s GDP will drop to 6.9% in 2015Cambodia growth to slow on competition and cost 13 April 2015

Cambodia's economic growth is expected to slow over the next three years on the back of increasing headwinds including rising production costs and stronger garment export competition, data shows.

The boot is designed to make players both lighter and fasterAdidas launches "lightest ever" football boot 13 April 2015

German sportswear giant Adidas has launched what it claims is the lightest football boot of all time.

US calls for dispute panel over China subsidies 13 April 2015

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is to establish a dispute settlement panel, after consultations between the US and China failed to resolve concerns over a Chinese export subsidy programme affecting the apparel and textile sector.

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