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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

Almost 3m refugees have fled to Turkey to escape war and bloodshed in SyriaApparel brands "ignoring" refugee abuse in Turkey factories 25 October 2016

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 

UK apparel brands adopt GS1 supply chain standard 25 October 2016

UK apparel brands including Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Miss Selfridge have become the latest members of a supply chain standards group that aims to standardise sourcing processes and drive efficiencies. 

Advanced fibre-based materials and digitisation of manufacturing and supply chains will shape the future of Europe's textile and fashion industriesNew agenda to shape future European apparel sector 25 October 2016

Advanced fibre-based materials, digitisation of manufacturing and supply chains, new sustainable and customer-centric business models and access to growth markets will shape the future of Europe's textile and fashion industries, a new research agenda states. 

Burlington owner ITG acquired by Platinum Equity 25 October 2016

International Textile Group (ITG), owner of Burlington and Cone Denim, has been acquired by Platinum Equity through a completed merger with an affiliate of the private equity firm. 

Nordstrom finance chief Koppel to retire 25 October 2016

Mike Koppel, the finance chief of upscale US fashion retailer Nordstrom, has announced his retirement after 15 years in the role. 

Child refugees working in Turkey apparel factories 24 October 2016

Syrian refugee children as young as ten years old have been found working in garment factories in Turkey making clothes for brands including Marks & Spencer and Asos, a television documentary claims.

The US$20m deal will create around 400 jobs in Little Rock, ArkansasChinese manufacturer invests $20m in US facility 24 October 2016

A Chinese garment manufacturer that produces for brands including Adidas and Reebok is to set up of a new US$20m factory in North America. 

Adidas is using materials made of ocean plastic waste in its productsAdidas praises textile major FENC for ocean plastic project 24 October 2016

Far Eastern New Century Corp (FENC), one of Tawian's leading textile conglomerates and a major supplier of recycled PET products for international brands, has been recognised by Adidas for its work in turning ocean plastic waste bottles into high performance fabrics. 

PVH and Hanesbrands CEOs awarded for CSR work 24 October 2016

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.

Duff & Phelps is understood to be trying to gain control of former BHS owner Retail AcquisitionsBHS administrators seek control of former owner 24 October 2016

The administrators of failed British department store retailer BHS have filed a High Court petition to wind up Retail Acquisitions, the chain's former owner, in a bid to track "millions of pounds" taken out of the business.

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