You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you remember to shop small on Small Business Saturday? (Small Business Saturday)

Actress and EcoTools spokeswoman Alicia Silverstone celebrated the spring launch of her cosmetics accessories collection on Thursday. (WWD)

A special kind of umbrella, derived from the husks of coconuts, could protect against ultraviolet rays better than cotton and polyester can. (Fibre2Fashion)

SustainU, which produces garments made from 100 percent recycled materials, has opened its first retail store in the United States. (Ecotextile News)

Victory! Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning and European retailer C&A have pledged to eliminate all toxic chemicals from their supply chain by 2020. (Greenpeace)

QUOTABLE QUOTE

“Being a small business, you’re offering a different a point of view that hasn’t been offered everywhere else. Having a so-called small business allows us to move quickly and respond to clients and what they need, rather than by trends. When things get too homogenized, everything [becomes] very corporate. You can find the same store in every major capital in the world.”

—Maria Cornejo, designer of Zero + Maria Cornejo, speaking to Style.com