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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

UK consulting on insolvency protection for suppliers 22 March 2018

The UK Government is consulting on a set of reforms that will give greater protection to staff and small suppliers of insolvent businesses under new plans to crack down on directors and employers behaving irresponsibly.

“Customers are embracing our supply chain solutions and digital toolsLi & Fung reveals strong start to three-year plan 22 March 2018

Improved operating efficiency and productivity led Li & Fung to a 21.8% increase in the services segment of its core supply chain solutions business in 2017 as it revealed a strong start to its current three-year plan.

35% of the 5bn jeans produced every year are made with Jeanologia technologyJeanologia calls for water-free denim sector by 2025 22 March 2018

Spanish firm Jeanologia, which specialises in sustainable garment finishing technologies that help reduce chemicals, water and energy use, is urging brands and manufacturers to help the denim industry become 100% water free by 2025.

Cotton made in Africa is cultivated with the exclusive use of rainwaterCmiA programme saves 63bn litres of water in 2017 22 March 2018

The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative says cotton produced through its programme in 2017 saved around 63bn litres of water.

Bangladesh RMG sector benefits from land lease 22 March 2018

In a move aimed at boosting Bangladesh’s ready-made garment exports, the Government has provided the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) with 500 acres of land inside a special economic zone located in Chittagong.

Ted Baker booked increases in both earnings and salesTed Baker shares slide on challenging outlook 22 March 2018

UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker saw its share price slide 5.5% in morning trading after cautioning on a challenging global trading environment looking ahead.

The groups acknowledge Cambodia’s position as one of the leading suppliers of garmentsApparel groups call for Cambodia garment sector reform 21 March 2018

Cambodia is facing further pressure to adjust its labour laws after a number of groups representing major US and European international brands and retailers wrote an open letter to the country's premier urging action to improve worker and labour rights.

Sporting goods industry urges swift ratification of EU-Vietnam FTA 21 March 2018

The European sporting goods industry has called for the swift ratification of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement that will see the removal of more than 99% of tariffs on goods traded between the two economies.

St Louis at leading edge of US apparel reshoring 21 March 2018

The city of St Louis in Missouri is at the leading edge of a national trend to re-shore apparel manufacturing jobs in the US, thanks to its efforts to attract manufacturing investment and train skilled sewing talent.

Retailers will have until 1 January 2020 to sell any leftover fur merchandise that was purchased before 20 March 2018San Francisco first major US city to go fur-free 21 March 2018

San Francisco has become the first major US city to implement a full ban on the sale of fur.

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