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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

There are opportunities for retailers to capitalise on the growth of UK manufacturingUK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth 24 May 2016

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and quality of the garments they buy, new opportunities are opening up for retailers to  play up to the strengths of sourcing closer to consumers. 

Retailer C&A is building sustainability into its businessC&A steps up sustainability efforts with top-rated suppliers 24 May 2016

Value retailer C&A says it has increased the number of top-rated suppliers it sources from and has grown its sustainable supply chain team, as it published its first global sustainability report and revealed progress towards its 2020 goals.

Six international brands join forest-free viscose pledge 24 May 2016

Six international brands and retailers including Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl and New Look have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

M&S to see "departure" of sourcing chiefs? 24 May 2016

UK retailer Marks & Spencer may see a shake-up of its sourcing team with the potential departure next year of two senior executives who have overhauled the group's supply chain. 

DyStar dyes receive top Cradle-to-Cradle certification 24 May 2016

A number of DyStar textile dyes have become the first approved for a Material Health certificate at gold level by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Pakistan ten-month textile exports tumble 23 May 2016

Pakistan saw its garment and textile exports fall by nearly 8% in the first ten months of its current fiscal year as the sector continues to be hampered by safety and security issues and a lack of modernisation.

New tool to improve chemicals management in factories 23 May 2016

The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) has teamed up with testing and inspection specialist Intertek to launch a new set of chemical management tools designed to support textile factories in becoming more sustainable. 

India unions to intensify work in garment sector 23 May 2016

Unions have said they will intensify their work in India's garment and textile industry in order to improve worker safety and defend employees' rights, with a pledge to ramp up recruitment.

H&M criticised for labour abuses in India and Cambodia 20 May 2016

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has come under fire once more over workplace violations in its supply chains, in particular across India and Cambodia. 

Moss Bross trading shows improvement 20 May 2016

Men's wear retailer Moss Bross Group said trading has shown further improvement, in line with market expectations, thanks to strong retail sales and positive growth in its hire business. 

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