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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 platform aims to help buyers improve the way they negotiate and honour contracts with suppliersNew ratings platform aims to encourage better buying 17 November 2017

A new ratings platform is now open and collecting feedback from garment suppliers on the purchasing practices of their customers, with a view to pinpointing areas of good practice and improvements that would support better workplace conditions.

Overall remediation progress by the Bangladesh Accord is at around 80%Bangladesh Accord admits major safety concerns remain 17 November 2017

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh says major life-threatening safety concerns remain outstanding in too many of the factories it monitors – although it hopes the vast majority will be fully remediated when its initial tenure comes to an end in May 2018.

US lawmakers oppose some NAFTA proposals 17 November 2017

US lawmakers have registered their opposition to several of President Donald Trump's proposals to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), criticising the emphasis on using trade agreements to reduce the trade deficit.

NAFTA withdrawal could hurt US apparel trade prospects 17 November 2017

A US withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could lose the country credibility as a global trading partner and undermine prospects for current and future US apparel manufacturing, analysts have warned.

Huntsman develops non-fluorinated durable water repellent 17 November 2017

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) to help brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly outdoor clothing with extreme rain and stain protection repellency.

US retailers buoyed by progress on tax reform 17 November 2017

US retailers have welcomed the approval by House Republicans of a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates.

Taypa expansion to include EUR35m Serbia facility 16 November 2017

Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, is investing EUR35m (US$41.3m) in the opening of a ready-made garment factory in Serbia as part of plans to become one of the world's top five producers of textile and RMG.

China reiterated that it will ban imports of a variety of solid waste to the countryChina reaffirms waste import ban amid trade talks 16 November 2017

China has reaffirmed its commitment to ban imports of a variety of solid waste to the country, including textile waste, as World Trade Organization (WTO) members discussed trade concerns at their annual committee meeting.

Single-source RFID solution offers real-time monitoring 16 November 2017

RFID technology firm PervasID has developed what it says is single-source RFID solution that will deliver hugely reduced costs and provides real time monitoring for retailers.

Cambodia garment factory investment growing 16 November 2017

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to over US$11m worth of projects to open garment factories in the country.

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