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GREEN SLEEVES: For Australia-based fashion house Bird, a fabric?s origins are as important as its look

Parts of Asia may lag behind in environmental awareness, and also be home to many of the world's sweatshops, but conscientious fashionistas shouldn't despair. There's a small but growing band of designers and entrepreneurs who are using materials and production methods that are kind to the earth, while sticking to decent labor practices. If you wear your green beliefs on your sleeve, here are three Asia-Pacific labels to watch out for.

BELLE AND DEAN: Started by two British expatriates, this Singapore-based label creates organic-cotton T shirts, tank tops and baby onesies. The pesticide-free cotton is sourced...

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