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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

Vietnam expects to miss its apparel and textile export target in 2016Vietnam mulls wage freeze to boost competitiveness 26 July 2016

Vietnam's textile and apparel industry says it expects to miss its export target in 2016 due to slowing consumer demand and increased competition – and has proposed a freeze on wages to address the issues. 


Supply chain transparency index to expand to 100 brands 26 July 2016

A transparency index launched earlier this year that monitors and ranks high street clothing brands on transparency across their value chains is to be expanded to 100 brands next year.


US Q2 in brief - Under Armour, Skechers 26 July 2016

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Skechers missed analyst estimates as it revealed earnings hit by one-off charges, while Under Armour grew its top line thanks to strong sales in its domestic and international businesses.


Substantial TTIP differences remain despite progress 26 July 2016

Substantial differences remain and much work is still needed before a deal can be reached on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact between the US and the European Union (EU) – although the two sides still say progress is being made.


Primark now has five stores in the US and plans to bring the number to 11Primark expansion continues with two new US stores 26 July 2016

UK value retailer Primark has opened another two stores in the north east of the US, in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as the fashion retail giant continues to build its presence stateside. 


Dystar sets up global innovation centre in China 26 July 2016

Singapore-based dye manufacturer DyStar Group is setting up a global innovation centre at its Nanjing Colours production site in China to develop new environmentally-friendly dyes and chemicals.


Sir Philip Green's reputation as the 'king of retail' is lying in ruins Sir Philip Green blamed for the collapse of BHS 25 July 2016

"What kind of man is it who can count his fortune in billions but does not know what decent behaviour is?" The words of Rt Hon Frank Field MP, chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, will be stark reading for retail tycoon Sir Philip Green after British MPs today (25 July) published a damning report into the collapse of the BHS retail chain.


Apparel led the volume of overseas searches of UK retailers on a mobile deviceApparel leads UK retail overseas mobile searches 25 July 2016

Mobile technology is continuing to drive UK apparel sales growth, new figures show, with smartphone clothing searches soaring by nearly half in the last quarter.


The Carlisle Cotton Company has been developed by Burlington Labs and Cone 3DBurlington and Cone Denim collaborate on cotton fabrics 25 July 2016

The combined research and development expertise of Burlington Labs and Cone Denim's 3D R&D programme – both units of International Textile Group – has led to the launch of an innovative line of luxury and performance cotton fabrics. 


Arvind and TÜV Rheinland join ZDHC pledge 25 July 2016

Indian denim giant Arvind and German technical inspection company TÜV Rheinland have both become members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme.


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