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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 shoes are charged using a USB port and flash for around four hoursSimon Jersey on to a winner with flashing Olympic shoes 23 August 2016

As Great Britain's Olympic medallists touched down on home soil today (23 August), Simon Jersey, the British designer of the team's kit, is hoping for a legacy of its own from the games thanks to the interest in the athletes' flashing shoes.

New textile finish offers sensory cooling effect 23 August 2016

A new textile finish has been developed that provides a sensory cooling effect and is aimed at products for therapeutic use and for treating sports injuries.

Volatile cotton prices weigh on Weiqiao Textile H1 23 August 2016

Weakened domestic and overseas demand for textile products and volatile cotton price fluctuations weighed on results for Weiqiao Textile Company in the first half of the year. 

Neiman Marcus buyer jobs hit by omnichannel restructuring 22 August 2016

Upscale department store retailer Neiman Marcus has eliminated around 50 jobs across buying, IT and alterations as it completes its omni-channel transformation. 

Vietnam garment industry calls for "strategy update" 22 August 2016

Vietnam's garment and textile industry has called on the government to create a development strategy to 2025, with a vision toward 2040, in order to help firms take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges brought by free trade agreements.

Sequential Brands appoints Cooper as president 22 August 2016

Brand management company Sequential Brands has appointed Andrew Cooper as its president in a move it says will help strengthen the company's infrastructure and drive its long-term goals.

Myanmar-Korea MoU to build garment zone 22 August 2016

Investment group Olympus Asia has teamed up with Korea's Panko Corporation to build a 500-acre garment zone in Myanmar through a joint venture agreement. 

Dick's Sporting Goods buys Affinity Sports software group 22 August 2016

US omni-channel sports retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is looking to grow its footprint in the youth sports technology space through the acquisition of Affinity Sports.

Rocky Brands sets out efficiency programme for long-term growth 19 August 2016

US apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands has set out plans to cut costs, reorganise and refocus its sales efforts and increase operating efficiencies as part of a strategy to drive long-term sales and earnings growth. 

Nike is joining forces with Apollo to improve speed in its supply chainNike and Apollo join forces on supply chain partnership 19 August 2016

US sporting giant Nike has formed a supply chain partnership with private-equity firm Apollo Global Management in a move designed to speed up delivery, increase regional manufacturing capabilities and drive investment in sustainability. 

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