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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

Tesco is looking to improve conditions in its domestic apparel supply chainTesco teams with union on UK garment supply chain 19 December 2014

UK trade union Community has signed what it claims is a ground-breaking agreement with retail giant Tesco to improve conditions in its domestic apparel supply chain.

In western Europe, future orders rose 13%, less than an expected 15%Nike shares slide on future orders in Q2 19 December 2014

Sporting goods giant Nike has revealed second-quarter earnings that rose faster than revenue thanks to gross margin expansion - but weak growth in future orders hit its share price.

US environment agency adds apparel dyes to ruling 19 December 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added nine benzidine-based dyes used in clothing to a new ruling to prevent them from entering the US market.

Philippines added to European Union GSP+ scheme 19 December 2014

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.

Global news roundup 19 December 2014

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

Stockmann review sees cuts at Seppälä 19 December 2014

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to downsize its Seppälä apparel operations, leading to 70 job cuts initially, as part of a company-wide strategic review.

Sanuk footwear founder Kelley to step down 19 December 2014

Jeff Kelley, the founder of Sanuk footwear, a division of Deckers Brands, is to transition from an active role at the company to take up a new project at the end of the year.

Investigation uncovers China's dog leather trade 18 December 2014

An undercover investigation in China by animal rights group PETA has found leather goods sold globally may be made out of the skin from slaughtered dogs.

Bureau Veritas develops US trim quality solution 18 December 2014

Compliance and quality assurance specialist Bureau Veritas has developed a trim manufacturing quality programme for the US market.

Pakistan buyers forum established 18 December 2014

A buyers forum for Pakistan was established this week following a two-day meeting to promote the sustainability of Pakistan's garment and textile industry.

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