Hi readers! What are you up to this weekend? I'll be working this weekend trying to get as much done as possible before I head to the Dominican Republic for a week on Thursday. The tourism board there is eager to show off the island's sustainable side on the North Coast. My fiancé and I actually have a couple of dear Dominican friends, so I'm excited to see where they're from! Have you been to the Dominican Republic and do you have any recommendations?

Fashion

Capsule wardrobes: "It’s like eating oatmeal for breakfast every day: reliable, easy, boring." | Man Repeller

How much fashion can be manufactured in Africa? | Business of Fashion

A really good illustrated explanation of the problem of polyester microfibers. | The Story of Stuff

Someone please invite me to the first Green Carpet Fashion Awards! | Harpers Bazaar

Emma Watson has a new Instagram account dedicated to sustainable fashion and I love it. | Press Tour

My backyard is your backyard. | IMBY

Mango is launching a sustainable collection. | Refinery29

Fashion companies are all about closing the loop right now. | Sustainable Brands

The luxury sustainable fashion site Reve en Vert has been growing fast and is seeking investors. | Crowd Cube

"He said he was stunned by what he saw in Romania, a country that is part of the European Union, yet where he met workers who earned no more than 200 euros a month." | NY Times

Oh, you didn't know that some of your clothes are made from trees? Because VF Corp (of Timberland and North Face) is launching an anti-deforestation policy. | Triple Pundit

Travel

These sustainable luxury hotels are going on my bucket list. | National Geographic

The End of the World

Scientists predict there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050. | Vice

There's hope, though: the UN's war against plastic is getting countries to commit to addressing it. | Tree Hugger

New York City

This slick character is saying he's going to handle NYC's compost the eco-friendly way. I hope he's right! | NY Times