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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

Hohenstein opens textile testing laboratory in India 10 December 2018

Testing services provider Hohenstein has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Gurugram, India, expanding its tailor-made services to one of the world's textile hotspots.

The overarching goal of the project is to contribute to improved working conditions and rights of women and men workersNew project to improve work in Asia garment supply chains 7 December 2018

A new project is about to get off the ground to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains.

November was a mixed month of sales for US apparel retailersUS apparel retailers' November 2018 sales roundup 7 December 2018

November proved yet another mixed month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as two firms reported negative monthly comps while the remainder managed to post growth.

Primark faced a “tough retail market” during NovemberPrimark warns of tough trading in run-up to Christmas 7 December 2018

The owner of value fashion retailer Primark has warned of challenging trading in the run-up to Christmas – but says it expects earnings outlook remains unchanged.

China's SC Fashion picks PLM for product development 7 December 2018

China-based apparel manufacturer SC Fashion has invested in a PLM system to better communicate with brand partners and more efficiently manage product development.

Nike commits to help shape fashion sustainability agenda 6 December 2018

Sporting giant Nike Inc has become a strategic partner to non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, which is working to set a common agenda and direction for focused industry efforts on sustainability in the sector.

The downgrade just adds to the financial challenges the retailer is currently experiencingSears troubles continue as it lowers holiday forecast 6 December 2018

Further doubt has been cast over whether struggling Sears Holdings Corp can avoid liquidation after the US department store retailer lowered its holiday revenue forecast.

Maersk is looking to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 by making carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030Maersk targets zero CO2 emissions for ships by 2050 6 December 2018

Global logistics giant AP Moller Maersk has set a target to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 and is calling for strong industry involvement.

Brands have committed to reducing their climate impact by 30% by 2030Swedish fashion firms join forces on climate action 6 December 2018

Swedish fashion chains KappAhl, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Peak Performance have joined forces under the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA), committing to reduce their climate impact by 30% by 2030.

Circularity innovators get launch platform 6 December 2018

Pioneering innovations aimed at engaging customers in the circular economy could be set to hit the market after circularity initiative The Launch announced the finalists for its annual innovators challenge.

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