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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

Microplastics have turned out to be an environmental problem in marine and coastal watersMicrofibre research proposes standardised test method 19 July 2018

Research carried out in Sweden with input from three brands including H&M, has recommended a standardised test method for measuring microfibres shed during the washing of garments.


Brands and retailers are looking to address impacts associated with their sourcing of leatherNew platform to drive responsible leather sourcing 19 July 2018

A new platform has been launched to help brands and retailers to address impacts associated with leather sourcing.


Canada apparel sourcing show expands for 2018 19 July 2018

The Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada trade show has expanded for 2018 and expects over 5,000 buyers to visit its three days of seminars, open panels and more than 500 exhibits.


Vietnam clothing and textile exports climb in H1 19 July 2018

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow more than 14% in the first half of 2018 thanks to strong growth in the majority of its markets.


Asda pledges to tackle clothing microfibres 19 July 2018

Asda has becomes the first supermarket to join the Microfibre Consortium, which looks at reducing the impact of microplastics on the environment.


Sports Direct share price was down 8% in morning tradingDebenhams weighs on Sports Direct FY earnings 19 July 2018

Sports Direct saw earnings slump by nearly three-quarters in its last fiscal year as the UK high street sportswear chain took a hit on the value of its stake in Debenhams.


Two Bangladesh Accord arbitration cases closed 18 July 2018

Two landmark cases against multinational fashion brands brought under the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety have been officially closed.


The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will create an open trade zone accounting for 37% of the world’s trade by valueEU and Japan trade pact moves closer to ratification 18 July 2018

The European Union (EU) and Japan have signed a "landmark" trade deal, covering a third of the global economy, moving closer to ratification of the pact that will eliminate tariffs on textiles.


“The actions taken by the President are wholly legitimate and fully justified,US files five WTO cases challenging retaliatory tariffs 18 July 2018

The US has formally challenged duty increases imposed by China, the European Union (EU), Turkey, Canada and Mexico on more than US$20bn of US exports in retaliation for additional steel and aluminium tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.


Perry Ellis reiterates commitment to going private 18 July 2018

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has reiterated its commitment to pursuing a going private transaction, despite an unsolicited takeover bid, and what it says are "mischaracterisations" made by privately-held Randa Accessories Leather Goods.


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