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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

Asia and the Pacific region account for 41% of global child labour according to the International Labour Organization (ILO)Steps to reduce risk of child labour in garment supply chains 20 November 2018

The prevalence of child labour in garment factories in Asia is an uncomfortable truth for many brands and retailers. But the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) believes part of the solution is to ramp up discussions on why it happens, how to avoid it, and what to do when child workers are found.

Forever 21 under fire over wool cruelty claims 20 November 2018

Forever 21 has come under fire from animal rights group PETA over a video exposé that shows sheep being mistreated on farms in Australia that reportedly supply to the US teen apparel retailer.

Applied DNA says the agreement with BLC significantly enhances its position for the commercial implementation of its leather tagging systemApplied DNA moves forward on leather traceability system 20 November 2018

Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has strengthened its collaboration with Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Center to support the commercial implementation of its SigNature T-based leather traceability system.

The Leicester garment industry employs around 9,480 workersUK manufacturing – a ticking time bomb or sourcing gold? 19 November 2018

Reports of poor working conditions, low wages, modern slavery and human trafficking in the global garment industry are usually focused on factories in Asia. But it’s happening closer to home as well. As more UK retailers look to reshore some of their sourcing, the local industry has come under intense scrutiny – and the findings are not good. Here executives from across the sector tell just-style what's going wrong, and why tough government action is needed.

Fashion-Enter's London manufacturing facilityFashion-Enter buys Gloria Fashions in UK production boost 19 November 2018

Two leading British fashion manufacturers are teaming up to offer more on-shore production, with social enterprise Fashion-Enter taking over British tailoring firm Gloria Fashions.

Better yields and uniform flushes of cotton have resulted in 31% higher income for programme farmerIndia cotton irrigation programme showing results 19 November 2018

A cotton programme in India that enables the use of micro-irrigation technology via a community funding mechanism has been found to save farmers significant labour, money and water, a new report has found.

The political turmoil resulting from the signing of a draft withdrawal agreement has led to uncertainty for the UK textile, apparel and retail sectorUncertainty for UK fashion and retail amid Brexit turmoil 16 November 2018

The UK's fashion, textile and retail sectors have voiced concern over the continuing Brexit uncertainty following the signing of a draft withdrawal agreement between Britain and the European Union (EU).

Currently, the Transition Accord is set to be expelled from Bangladesh on 30 NovemberEuropean Parliament calls for Bangladesh Accord to continue 16 November 2018

The European Parliament yesterday (15 November) passed a resolution urging the Bangladesh government to allow the work of the Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety to continue beyond November this year.

Debenhams says it is Debenhams optimistic despite supplier concerns 16 November 2018

Struggling British department store chain Debenhams is confident it is well-stocked for Christmas, despite concerns a number of high street suppliers have stopped working with the retail group.

Canada Goose has upped its full-year guidance Canada Goose ups outlook following strong Q2 16 November 2018

Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has revealed better-than-expected second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year as it looks to build on its business in China and expand domestic operations.

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