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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 ILO’s cotton harvest report, published earlier this year, said child labour was no longer an issue ILO Uzbekistan reporting raises "serious concerns" 19 September 2018

The Corruption and Human Rights Initiative has raised "serious concerns" over the methodology and ethical procedures employed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) over its third-party monitoring of forced and child labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest.

A China fur farmLos Angeles votes in favour of implementing fur ban 19 September 2018

Los Angeles could be the next major US city to implement a full ban on the sale of fur after its council voted unanimously on the proposal.

Lululemon appoints Choe as chief product officer 19 September 2018

Lululemon Athletica has made its third senior executive appointment this year with the promotion of Sun Choe to the role of chief product officer as the Canadian yogawear retailer thrives under its new chief executive.

MAS Holdings awarded for "export excellence" 19 September 2018

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has been recognised as Exporting Conglomerate of the Year thanks to its work towards positioning the country as an ethical and sustainable sourcing destination.

North America is Mexico’s largest export market for textilesMexico H1 textile exports grow as worker numbers rise 19 September 2018

Mexico’s textile industry has seen its exports grow over 12% in the first six months of the year compared to 2017, new figures show, as employment in the sector increases.

Esprit is working vigorously on an updated strategic planEsprit turnaround plan yet to reignite sales momentum 18 September 2018

Esprit has conceded its strategic initiatives are yet to reignite sales momentum after the Hong Kong-listed fashion group revealed lower revenues and a net loss in it last financial year.

Rothy's diverts over 15m bottles for sustainable footwear line 18 September 2018

US sustainable women's footwear firm Rothy's has diverted more than 15m plastic bottles from landfill since its founding, as the company grows its portfolio.

Mulesing is a common practice among sheep farmersNew Zealand bans controversial mulesing practice 18 September 2018

New Zealand's wool industry is about to become more ethical after the country's government banned the practice of mulesing sheep, with businesses facing a fine of up to NZ$25,000 (US$16,484) for a breach.

“The MYPOD project feeds into Myanmar’s goal of improving productivity by 25% over the next ten yearsMyanmar garment productivity project gains momentum 17 September 2018

A three-year project taking place in Myanmar's garment industry to enhance productivity and improve workplace health and safety is generating great interest, organisers have told just-style, and feeds into a wider goal of improving productivity by 25% over the next ten years.

The SDGs are a set of 17 universally agreed-upon goals addressing the top current environmental, social and economic issuesRoadmap launched for Sustainable Development Goals 17 September 2018

Accountancy giant KPMG has partnered with Textile Exchange to provide a roadmap for companies seeking to integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their supply chains, offering practical guidance for engagement.

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