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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

C&A Foundation's supply chain encompasses more than 1m peopleC&A increasing transparency with supplier ratings 23 June 2017

Fashion retail chain C&A has expanded the disclosure of its supplier production and, for the first time, published supplier ratings as it looks to achieve great transparency and build capacity for change.

“Britain’s manufacturers are continuing to see demand for ‘Made in Britain’ goods riseMade in Britain demand growing as exports strengthen 23 June 2017

Britain’s manufacturers are continuing to see a demand for ‘Made in Britain’ goods, new figures show, with growth recorded across all sectors in the UK.

In 2016, the US women’s and men’s jeans market grew 4%, valuing it at US$13.5bnInnovation key to driving US jeans market growth further 23 June 2017

The US women’s and men’s jeans market has rebounded from recent challenging times, but retailers will need to continue innovating if they are to drive the market further forward, new figures show.

Driving the growth of menswear is the rise of internet shoppingMenswear market a growing opportunity for retailers 23 June 2017

The global menswear market is largely being ignored by retailers, despite its rate of growth, new figures show.

Lenzing and Birla Cellulose together produce 35% of the world's rayon-viscose25% of viscose supply chain audited as forest-friendly 22 June 2017

Around 25% of the global supply chain for viscose has now been subjected to comprehensive audits and found to be at a low risk for containing fibre from controversial forest sources, a new study shows.

The patent works by stopping customers from visiting a price comparison website or a competitor’s website while using the shop’s WiFiAmazon files patent to prevent "showrooming" 22 June 2017

A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.

UK retail sector praises Queen's Speech Brexit focus 22 June 2017

The UK retail industry has welcomed the Queen’s speech and its implications for the sector, in particular its focus on Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).

Offered as a benefit included in Prime membership, Prime Wardrobe will feature 1m items, including brands outside of Amazon's private labels, such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, Levi's and Hugo BossAmazon to offer "try before you buy" service 21 June 2017

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service through its new Prime Wardrobe launch.

Vietnam garment exports expected to hit $31bn target 21 June 2017

Vietnam's garment industry is expected to reach its export target of US$31bn, the country's national textile and garment group Vinatex has said.

A minimum wage of US$153 was implemented in JanuaryCambodia minimum wage talks to begin in July 20 June 2017

Minimum wage talks for Cambodia's garment sector will begin in July with a decision expected in October, the Government has said, with calls from Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng not to "politicise" the process.

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