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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

The Apparel retailers react to India forced labour allegations 30 October 2014

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.

Positive Clothing (London) Ltd was a supplier to PrimarkUK Primark supplier goes into administration 30 October 2014

Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.

Per Thelin will take up the role of CEO on 10 NovemberStockmann to cut jobs as it reveals Q2 loss 30 October 2014

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to cut around 380 jobs at its Seppala fashion chain, as it looks to ramp up efforts to improve group profitability.

Greenpeace has been calling on apparel brands to remove hazardous chemicals from its supply chains and productsWho has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign - update 30 October 2014

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China supplying global apparel firms. Since then, the environmental pressure group has been calling on clothing brands to remove hazardous chemicals from their supply chains and products by 2020 as part of its Detox challenge.

Raymond shares tumble on Q2 profit decline 30 October 2014

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd saw its share price tumble 4.37% after revealing a drop in second-quarter earnings.

Jockey will leverage Dream LoungeJockey signs Dream Lounge licensing deal 30 October 2014

US apparel maker Jockey International has signed a licensing deal with loungewear firm the Dream Lounge, to launch a range of thermals for men and women.

Tageos signs RFID licensing deal with Round Rock 30 October 2014

RFID label maker Tageos has inked a patent licensing agreement with Round Rock Research in a bid to strengthen its position and support the adoption of UHF RFID for apparel retailers and brands.

Mintel believes the potential for wearable technology is substantialWearable technology a key trend for 2015 29 October 2014

Wearable technology, synced mobile devices, the growing on-demand culture of the digital world, and an increasing awareness of corporate misbehaviour are all trends expected to come to the fore next year, a new report suggests.

Analysts offer mixed views of NextNext Q3 trading update: What the analysts say 29 October 2014

Unseasonably warm weather in October has weighed on sales of autumn merchandise at UK fashion retailer Next Plc. The group missed its third-quarter expectations and this morning (29 October) saw its share price fall 1.63% on the trading update. Analysts have offered mixed views on the results.

The FTA is designed to offer significant opportunities for business and investmentAfrica's largest free trade area to launch 29 October 2014

Three trade blocs covering East and Southern Africa have agreed on the launch of Africa's largest free trade area in a bid to boost business and attract foreign investment.

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