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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 BGMEA says the affected units have lost over $50m in productionBangladesh crackdown has cost garment sector $100m 21 February 2017

The crackdown on Bangladesh labour activists has cost the country's garment industry around US$100m, its trade body says, as well as growing international concern regarding the treatment of garment workers.

Fabric maker Thread weaves new growth with Timberland 21 February 2017

Thread, which recycles plastic bottles in Haiti and Honduras to make performance fabric, has published an interactive version of its annual impact report outlining its achievements to date, including plans for new Timberland boots and bags made from its durable Ground to Good canvas.

The new Compact Color Atlas is condensed from six to two slim volumes for increased mobilityArchroma launches portable Color Atlas system 21 February 2017

Textile chemicals specialist Archroma has launched a portable version of its Color Atlas system to offer more flexibility for designers.

Asda saw an improvement in comparable sales in its fourth-quarterAsda says "work needed" despite sales improvement 21 February 2017

Comparable store sales improved for UK supermarket group Asda in the fourth quarter, but parent company Walmart admits there is much work still to be done.

China campaign to tackle clothing waste 21 February 2017

A new campaign has launched in Shanghai, China to educate consumers on the impact of clothing consumption and how the public can help end textile waste across various points in the value chain.

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail books Q3 loss 21 February 2017

Indian fashion and lifestyle company Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) has moved to a loss in its third-quarter as a result of the government's demonetisation last November, but booked an increase in sales.

Port modernisation key to boosting Africa trade 21 February 2017

The modernisation and harmonisation of port procedures in Africa could help support economic development across the continent and help lower trade costs, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said.

China's apparel prices remain lower than its nearest rival VietnamChina leads US apparel sources with falling prices 20 February 2017

For all the claims that US apparel buyers are seeking alternative sources to China amid concerns it is losing its competitiveness, new data suggests otherwise, with the country's prices lower now than six years ago.

Adidas and Burberry were awarded 'Gold Class' as part of a Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) Adidas and Burberry awarded 'gold' for sustainability work 20 February 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.

Bureau Veritas to launch smart wear testing solutions 20 February 2017

Inspection and certification firm Bureau Veritas is to launch a new suite of Smart Wear testing solutions alongside its engineering and test centre 7Layers.

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