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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

Unions launch Philippines garment living wage campaign 14 August 2017

A group of Philippine trade unions has launched a campaign aimed at achieving a living wage for the country's textile and garment workers.

The steepest decline in footfall last month occurred in the South West and Greater LondonUK footfall decline in July hits fashion retail 14 August 2017

Fashion sales were a casualty of lower shopper numbers on high streets in July as consumers increased their spend on home items and at out-of-town locations, new figures show.

Garment makers such as KTC have long emphasised the skill and craftsmanship needed to produce high performance apparelChina garment workers motivated by more than money 11 August 2017

Workers in China's garment and textile industry are increasingly attaching more value to "soft factors" such as skills training, job security, equitable treatment and trade unions, not only to financial benefit when seeking a new job, a study has found.

Customers using the Asos app can upload a picture to search for itemsAsos adds visual search option to mobile app 11 August 2017

Asos has launched a new tool that enables shoppers to search for clothes and accessories using photos, as part of a heavy investment by the UK online fashion retailer to improve site infrastructure, drive agility and speed up innovation.

Unions says two Haiti garment factories have violated ILO conventions related to pay and working conditionsHaiti garment factories in spotlight over pay violations 11 August 2017

Haiti is in the spotlight once again after workers at two garment factories in the country's free trade export zones this week denounced alleged violations of ILO conventions related to pay and working conditions.

Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 in April this yearPayless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 11 August 2017

US footwear giant Payless ShoeSource has emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection with "substantial liquidity" after eliminating around US$435m in debt.

Top stories this week on just-style... 11 August 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include Primark launching its first line of clothing made using 100% sustainable cotton, the Ethiopian government lifting a ten-month state of emergency, the re-launch of American Apparel with higher prices for its 'Made in US' items, and an update on key issues for textile and apparel in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation.

Kornit and Colorgate partner on direct-to-garment solution 11 August 2017

Digital textile printing specialist Kornit Digital has teamed up with Germany’s Colorgate Digital Output Solutions to develop a complete direct-to-garment workflow solution.

Eclat Textile gearing up for Amazon supply deal? 10 August 2017

Taiwan apparel manufacturer Eclat Textile, supplier to Nike, Under Armour and Lululemon, is understood to have signed a deal to supply online giant Amazon.

Tom Tailor has returned to profit in its second-quarterTom Tailor returns to profit in Q2 as restructuring continues 10 August 2017

Tom Tailor saw its share price climb nearly 15% in morning trading as the German fashion group revealed a return to a profit in its second-quarter thanks to "considerable progress" with its ongoing realignment strategy focusing on cost and process optimisation.

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