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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 collaboration will see the development of a single global estimate of modern slaveryResearch to release global estimate on modern slavery 24 March 2017

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Australian non-governmental organisation Walk Free Foundation are partnering to research the scale of modern slavery around the world.

Brantano collapse puts over 1,000 jobs on line 24 March 2017

Staff working at UK value footwear group Brantano are facing redundancy after the company was placed into administration, despite sustained efforts by management to make the business more commercially viable or to find a buyer.

There were increases in average store prices across all store types in FebruaryUK clothing retail sales growth strong in February 24 March 2017

The value of UK retail sales excluding fuel rose 5.2% year-on-year in February, with clothing and footwear among the sectors to see a rise in spending.

Clothing is forecast to be the second highest category for spend this EasterUS clothing spend to hit decade high this Easter 24 March 2017

US spending on clothing is expected to hit its highest level in a decade this Easter, with its later timing this year giving consumers almost an entire extra month to shop.

Clothing retailers reported healthy sales volume growth in the year to MarchUK retail sales volumes growing at steady pace 24 March 2017

UK retail sales volumes grew at a steady pace in the year to March, and slightly faster than expected, new figures show.

Next has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight yearsNext books first FY profit fall in eight years 23 March 2017

UK clothing retailer Next Plc has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight years and issued a caution on the year ahead amid the threat of price inflation and a shift away from spend on clothing.

KOTRA president Kim Jae-hong, and Samil Bam CEO Hee-chan Roh, Noh Hyun-hoSouth Korea's Samil Spinning to buy Buhler Quality Yarns 23 March 2017

South Korean textile firm Samil Spinning has signed a deal to acquire US speciality yarn maker Buhler Quality Yarns amid fears of trade protectionism in America.

Italian fabric firm Alcantara to double production 23 March 2017

The Italian maker of the suede-like Alcantara material is to invest EUR300m (US$323.6m) in doubling the capacity of its production facilities in Umbria over the next five years.

The role of trade and investment in development 23 March 2017

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has highlighted the importance of developing a coherent policy approach to both trade and investment flows in order to ensure that all developing countries see growth.

Tulip Retail and True Fit team up on personalised shopping 23 March 2017

US shoppers may soon benefit from an improved in-store shopping experience with personalised style, fit and size recommendations thanks to a strategic partnership between mobile application platform Tulip Retail and data-driven personalisation platform True Fit.

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