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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

Most women workers surveyed did not know their legal rights for paid maternity leaveBangladesh maternity compliance low in RMG sector 22 October 2019

Many women workers in Bangladesh's ready-made garment sector do not receive legally required benefits, including paid maternity leave, a new report claims.

Delegates will learn what the deforestation issue means for their business procurementNew leather conference to discuss deforestation issues 22 October 2019

A new event is launching next month for brands, retailers and manufacturers working in the leather value chain who want to understand the latest developments in chemistry, compliance and sustainability.

Leaders of the US, Mexico and Canada approved the USMCA in September last yearUS manufacturers call for ratification of USMCA 22 October 2019

US manufacturers are urging Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and provide businesses with a level playing field and certainty to "compete, grow and win" in the global market.

Coats installs Vietnam rooftop solar power unit 22 October 2019

Industrial thread maker Coats has installed a rooftop solar power generation unit at its manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Xinjiang produces over 80% of China's cotton – and 43% of its exports are apparel, footwear or textilesNew research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns 21 October 2019

New research has added to worries that imports of clothing from China could have links to forced labour, prompting the group representing US apparel and footwear retailers and importers to express its concerns at the situation.

The Agreement will give Mauritius access to a huge market of around 1.4bn peopleMauritius signs free trade agreement with China 21 October 2019

Mauritius has signed a free trade agreement with China, its second biggest supplier, that will cover trade in goods and services, and investment and economic cooperation.

‘Filthy Fashion Climate Scorecard’ ranks the climate commitments of 45 top fashion companiesFashion brands failing on climate commitments 21 October 2019

An investigative report ranking the fashion industry’s climate commitments shows how the pledges from many of the top companies fail to meet the climate pollution reduction standards called for by the UN Paris Agreement.

Uniqlo and s.Oliver under fire over Indonesia workers 21 October 2019

Worker rights campaigners have filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association against Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing and German clothing brand s.Oliver over the failed settlement of wage and severance payments at a former supplier in Indonesia.

DuPont and Lenzing collaborate on natural fabrics 21 October 2019

DuPont Biomaterials and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing have collaborated to launch a fabric collection made predominantly of fibres derived from natural materials.

The pledge covers 61 styles for product categories across men’s, women’s and childrenswearPatagonia waterproof shells all recycled and Fair Trade 18 October 2019

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia says all of its waterproof shells are now made with recycled materials and sewn in Fair Trade Certified factories.

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