Jump to navigation. But, so far as I could tell, it was not there in Anita Roddick, which leaves me feeling that my own little world is just a fraction less appealing without her. I have never been into a Body Shop.
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Anita Roddick — British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner. She was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism. The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first to promote fair trade with developing countries.
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Two years after Anita Roddick found out from routine tests that for several decades she'd been carrying a painful and depressive disease, she finally broke the devastating news on her internet blog. The message's selflessness defined a woman who devoted her life to ethical causes, dragging the ecological movement into the mainstream and making saving the planet fashionable. Born in to an Italian immigrant couple in Littlehampton, Anita Roddick was always a self-described "outsider" with a "strong sense of moral outrage," awakened when she found a Penguin book about the Holocaust at the age of She trained as a teacher but a captivating opportunity on a kibbutz in Israel "turned into an extended trip around the world," on which she would represent the UN. Soon after the kibbutz experience, which ended abruptly after she was expelled for a practical joke, her mother introduced the young Anita to "a Scotsman named Gordon".
Dame Anita Lucia Roddick , DBE 23 October — 10 September was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner , best known as the founder of the British version of The Body Shop , now The Body Shop International Limited, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products which shaped ethical consumerism. Roddick was involved in activism and campaigning for environmental and social issues, including involvement with Greenpeace and The Big Issue. In , Roddick founded Children on the Edge , a charitable organisation which helps disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. In the late s, she became involved in advocating for the Angola Three , African-American prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary who had already been held in solitary confinement for decades. She helped raise international awareness and funds to aid in their appeals of flawed trials. Anita Roddick opened the first British Body Shop in , with the goal of earning an income for herself and her two daughters while her husband was away in South America. She wanted to provide quality skincare products in refillable containers and sample sizes, all marketed with truth rather than hype.