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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

Myanmar's garment industry is growing exponentiallyMyanmar garment industry "still lacking labour rights" 5 December 2016

Myanmar's garment industry has a long way to go before it is sustainable, a new report has found, with workers still deprived of internationally recognised human and labour rights.


Burberry has reportedly rejected multiple takeover offers from CoachBurberry silent on Coach offer rejections 5 December 2016

British trench coat maker Burberry has declined to comment on reports it has rejected multiple takeover offers from US luxury accessories business Coach Inc.


Deflation in the clothing and footwear category accelerated to 7.1% in NovemberUK clothing price deflation continues in November 5 December 2016

UK shoppers continued to benefit from falling clothing and footwear prices in November, thanks to extended promotions in the run-up to Black Friday. 


EU urged to adopt roadmap for Sri Lanka GSP+ bid 2 December 2016

The European Union (EU) is being urged to adopt a roadmap for Sri Lanka with time-bound measures to comply with core labour conventions before it can regain GSP+ beneficiary status. 


Teijin eyes growth with new fibres business unit 2 December 2016

Textile and fibre company Teijin is to merge its polyester fibres and products converting businesses in a move designed to strengthen the competitiveness and growth prospects of both units – including an extra-reliable supply chain for apparel applications. 


Ascena outlook cautious despite Q1 profit 2 December 2016

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has offered a cautious outlook for the rest of its financial year, despite moving to a profit in the first quarter.


Top stories this week on just-style... 2 December 2016

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why modern robotics eludes sportswear makers, why traditional financing is a misfit for fashion, and an interview with the CEO of Israel-based tailored clothing manufacturer Bagir Group.


Karen Millen made Karen Millen widens FY loss on digital investment 1 December 2016

UK fashion retailer Karen Millen saw its losses widen in its last fiscal year on increased investment in its digital infrastructure and instability in Russia, one of its key markets.


Fashion e-tailer Boohoo places bid for Nasty Gal? 1 December 2016

UK fast fashion e-tailer Boohoo is understood to have placed a bid for US retailer Nasty Gal following its bankruptcy last month. 


Etam partners with First Insight for better buying 1 December 2016

European women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Groupe has partnered with First Insight to better understand its customer base and make more accurate buying decisions. 


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