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Michelle Russell

Michelle RussellBiography

Starting out as a PA many moons ago, Michelle tired of the secretarial work and tried her hand at positions in marketing and production before moving to the Green Isle and taking up a role with a Dublin drinks distributor.

Three years later and Michelle decided to put her shorthand training and English degree to good use and return to the UK to train as a journalist.

She gained a grounding writing local news, moving on to become a features writer for a glossy consumer magazine before making the move into online journalism with Aroq.

As part of her role as news and insights editor on just-style, Michelle provides news, comment and features on all the latest apparel industry issues.

Articles by Michelle Russell

The retail value of wool apparel sold is around US$80bn annuallyRESEARCH: Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre 1 September 2014

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are positive, according to a new report from just-style.

Tesco revealed a combination of “challenging trading conditions” and “ongoing investment” in its customer offerUK: Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco 29 August 2014

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued another profit warning and said incoming CEO Dave Lewis will take up his new role a month early.

MYANMAR: Joins with US to develop labour rights initiative 29 August 2014

The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.

In Europe, Etam recorded a “strong” sales performanceFRANCE: Etam Group H1 profit and sales climb 29 August 2014

Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked an increase in earnings and sales in its first-half.

ITALY: Salvatore Ferragamo earnings fall in H1 29 August 2014

Fashion business Salvatore Ferragamo has booked a drop in earnings in the first half but saw sales increase in all regions.

US: Yarn firm CS Carolina to expand Burlington plant 29 August 2014

Yarn manufacturer CS Carolina is to invest US$7.3m in the expansion of its Burlington operations.

CHINA: Signs MoU with India to explore textile business ties 29 August 2014

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.

Top stories this week on just-style... 29 August 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the shifts in manufacturing costs that are driving companies to re-think their global production strategies, a closer look at Li & Fung's three-year strategy, and the continued unrest in Cambodia's garment industry.

Pacific Sunwear said it believes its core strategies are attracting new customersUS: Pacific Sunwear moves to profit in Q2 29 August 2014

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has moved to a profit in the second quarter thanks to growing sales and a gain on derivative liability.

US: Dollar General reveals Q2 earnings growth 29 August 2014

US retailer Dollar General has once again reaffirmed its commitment to acquiring Family Dollar as it revealed an increase in sales and earnings in its second-quarter.

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