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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

Adidas ULTRABoost lacelessAdidas is winning in North America, analysts say 20 October 2017

German sportswear group Adidas could potentially double its market share in North America to 30% thanks to the product pipeline in its Boost platform and consumers' increasing awareness of the brand, analysts believe.

Cambodia petitions US for GSP extension to footwear 20 October 2017

The industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector is understood to have submitted a petition to the US Government asking for an extension to the duty-free privileges of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme to include footwear.

Amazon to make move into Macy's Seattle flagship 20 October 2017

In a somewhat ironic move, US department store retailer Macy’s is to lease out the top six floors of its flagship Seattle store to online behemoth Amazon.

In response to the petition, the High Court has given the Bangladesh Accord Foundation, the Labour Ministry and the chief inspector at the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments four weeks in which to respondBangladesh Accord in limbo on high court ruling 19 October 2017

Bangladesh's High Court is understood to have halted the implementation of a second term of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety due to its tenure being extended without the Government's approval.

Cambodia's government has listened to concerns over clauses in a draft new minimum wage law that would restrict the debate on wage issuesCambodia drops contentious clauses from wage law 18 October 2017

Cambodia's Labour Ministry is to drop two contentious clauses from a proposed minimum wage law that would have prevented independent research into the annual negotiation process and established labour courts to resolve disputes.

Nanollose IPO to fund plant-free fibre research 18 October 2017

Australian technology company Nanollose is to commence trading on the Australian Stock Exchange after raising AUD5m (US$5m) under a well-supported IPO. 

Fung Retailing units digitalise with PLM 18 October 2017

Two key business units of Fung Retailing Group have invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution as part of plans to digitalise their merchandise planning and design processes and share information seamlessly between Europe and Asia.

India’s textile exports have remained stagnant in the past four fiscal yearsPressure on Indian textiles exporters set to ease 18 October 2017

The pressures weighing on the profitability of India's textile exporters are likely to ease up in the third quarter, as cotton prices improve and increased competition abates.

Nordstrom suspends plans to go private 18 October 2017

Upscale US fashion retailer Nordstrom has stopped exploring options to take the company private – at least for the rest of this year.

A rise in business rates could be passed on to the consumerRetailers call for freeze on UK business rates 18 October 2017

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called on the Government to freeze business rates as UK inflation reaches a five-year high.

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