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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

Birla Cellulose eyes speed to market with NY design studio 16 January 2018

Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, has opened an international design studio in New York that will display over 300 of the group's fabrics and help speed the sampling process.

Cone Denim gains Oeko-Tex certification in Mexico 16 January 2018

US textile major Cone Denim has achieved Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification on a number of denim products manufactured at its Mexico operations.

Size prediction firm True Fit raises another $55m 16 January 2018

True Fit has secured investment of US$55m that will allow the US retail software company to further develop its AI data platform and advance innovation of its personalised style, fit, and analytics tools.

Shop Direct delivers robust sales, appoints interim CEO 16 January 2018

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has delivered robust Christmas results, despite being up against strong comparatives, and has appointed an interim chief executive.

JD Sports has upped its full-year guidanceJD Sports ups guidance on strong sales growth 16 January 2018

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has upped its full-year guidance on the back of positive second-half sales and continued momentum in its international business.

ZDHC approves NimkarTek chemical laboratory 16 January 2018

Chemical management firm NimkarTek Detox Laboratory (NDL) has become the first Accepted Testing Laboratory to indicate Level 1 conformance with the ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).

Bangladesh workers could be set for a minimum salary increase following the appointment of a new wage boardBangladesh sets up new wage board for RMG sector 15 January 2018

The Bangladesh Government has formed a new wage board that will recommend a minimum salary for workers in the country's garment industry following recent labour unrest and calls for the implementation of a more transparent and regular wage review mechanism.

Indian garment factories found "keeping women captive" 15 January 2018

Indian garment suppliers for large brands including Hugo Boss, Mothercare, Debenhams and Primark have been enforcing slave labour by holding female workers captive, an investigation has found.

Canada takes US to task over "unfair" trade practices 15 January 2018

Canada has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against the US, highlighting a slew of measures relating to anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties it says are inconsistent with America's WTO obligations.

Clothing sales helped boost US holiday sales last yearClothing helps surge in US holiday retail sales 15 January 2018

A rise in sales at US clothing clothing retailers helped overall holiday season sales to the largest year-on-year increase since 2010, new figures show.

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