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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 EU's EUR5m 'Rapid Response' support fund was launched to support the mostly female garment workers from across Myanmar EU's Myanmar garment support fund pays out MMK1 billion 2 June 2020

Myanmar’s garment workers have received the first MMK1.04bn (US$753,512) in payments through the EU funded Myan Ku ‘Quick Assistance Fund’.

Cambodia's economy in 2020 is expected to register its slowest growth since 1994Cambodia's economy could contract by nearly 3% in 2020 2 June 2020

Cambodia’s economy could contract by nearly 3% this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has found, with the collapse of growth drivers such as manufacturing exports.

Founded in 1856, Hunter is a multi-channel, multi-geography businessHunter Boot secures GBP18.5m funding for future growth 2 June 2020

Global footwear and outdoor lifestyle brand Hunter Boot Ltd has secured GBP18.5m (US$23.2m) in funding to help it withstand the economic pressures of the Covid-19 crisis, and to support future growth.

Garment sector suffers biggest economic hit amid Covid-19 1 June 2020

The garment industry has suffered the biggest economic hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report, with supply chain disruption the top challenge.

The BGMEA is calling for payment for goods already shipped and handed overEdinburgh Woollen Mill hits back at BGMEA blacklist threat 1 June 2020

Retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) has hit back at the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturing and Exporters Association (BGMEA) over its threats to blacklist the company over unpaid invoices, saying it has been unfairly targeted.

The UK arm of Aldo is now in administrationAldo UK placed into administration 1 June 2020

The UK arm of footwear retailer Aldo has been placed into administration as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and historic profitability challenges.

The grant will provide cash assistance to workers in the export-oriented industriesEU pledge of EUR334m to help Bangladesh export workers 1 June 2020

The European Union (EU) has pledged EUR334m (US$371m) to help the government of Bangladesh fight the Covid-19 pandemic, and in particular, provide cash assistance to its export workers.

BAM Bamboo clothing has set targets to become greenerBAM clothing sets positive impact 2030 targets 1 June 2020

UK activewear clothing brand BAM has pledged to become impact positive across all areas of its operations, including its supply chain, by 2030.

Group director, Nikhil HirdaramaniHirdaramani sees sustainability a key pillar of the new normal 29 May 2020

Sri Lanka is long-recognised as a pioneer in innovation and sustainability, with manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group one of those championing the cause. Group director Nikhil Hirdaramani believes this track record will be key as the world adjusts to the new normal post-pandemic, with sustainability one of the key pillars of doing business.

Fibres were the predominant type of microplastic identifiedOcean microplastics could be hugely underestimated 27 May 2020

The amount of microplastic debris in coastal waters may have been significantly underestimated, a new study has found.

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