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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

Spencer Fung addresses delegates at the recent Copenhagen Fashion SummitLi & Fung’s ‘shot at the moon’ approach to digitalisation 25 May 2018

Digitalisation offers a solution to some of the challenges facing the global apparel industry – but as Spencer Fung, group CEO of Li & Fung explains, the goalposts are constantly evolving.

Myanmar’s garment exports continue to grow rapidlyMyanmar garment sector faces risks despite export growth 25 May 2018

Garments are now the second largest export item for Myanmar, new figures show, but the sector remains exposed to fluctuations in demand from major trading partners such as China and supply shocks.

Shop Direct swings to loss despite sales growth 25 May 2018

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has moved to a loss in the first nine months of the year after incurring GBP100m in costs related to Payment Protection Insurance claims.

“Today's results confirm the company is headed, slowly, in the right direction,” says GlobalData RetailRalph Lauren beats estimates for Q4 sales 24 May 2018

Ralph Lauren beat analyst forecasts for earnings and sales in the fourth quarter as the US fashion retailer benefited from an early Easter and improved pricing.

KappAhl latest to join Sustainable Apparel Coalition 24 May 2018

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is to become a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.

Arcadia Group, owner of the Topshop brand, booked a loss in its last financial yearArcadia Group in FY profit slip 24 May 2018

Arcadia Group, owner of the Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands, saw earnings slide last year as the retail giant struggled in what has been a challenging period for the high street.

Bill McRaith, chief supply chain officer for PVH CorpHow purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains 23 May 2018

Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be integrated into the DNA of a company. But are businesses really there yet? And are workers' lives are actually improving as a result of social and environmental auditing? Bill McRaith, chief supply chain officer for PVH Corp, joins the debate at the recent Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Clarks' earning were hit by the US tax reformClarks optimistic on future despite moving to a loss 23 May 2018

UK footwear manufacturer Clarks has sounded an upbeat note despite moving to a loss in its last financial year, hurt by historic losses in the US.

12 companies are coming together for Project Effective to re-shape the textile supply chainBrands back new bio-based fibres collaboration 23 May 2018

A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.

Metsa Group softwood pulp fibre plant progressing 23 May 2018

Finnish forest industry products company the Metsä Group is to begin producing sustainable softwood pulp-based textile fibres through the establishment of a new innovation arm.

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