Remembering Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, and an early pioneer of cruelty-free beauty products has died at age 64.

Roddick started the Body Shop in 1976 and grew it into a global empire, while maintaining environmentally friendly business practices.

She was inspired by women’s beauty rituals that she discovered while traveling in developing countries and by practices her Italian immigrant mother taught her from life during World War II.

Roddick was also widely recognized as a campaigner for green issues and for social and environmental responsibility in business.

Read her autobiography, Business As Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey, Profits With Principles or visit

The Body Shop


One response to “Remembering Anita Roddick

  1. I discovered the untimely passing of Anita Roddick when logging onto my e-mail this morning. As someone who is an empowered survivor of domestic violence, an activist within the US domestic violence awareness and prevention community, and a staunch believer in non-compromised economic empowerment for women, Dame Roddick, through example, inspired me to develop a fine art photography business (Hummingbird Studios), in addition to creating an emerging non-profit organization (Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope) whose mission is to economically empower survivors of domestic violence. Although I never met her personally, her passion and convictions have existed as a perpetual source of support and inspiration to me.

    You will be missed, Anita!

    Peace and Joy to your Celestial Spirit, for you are surely soaring with the Angels!

    Phyllis Walker
    Owner: Hummingbird Studios Photography
    Founder: Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope, Inc.
    PO Box 384
    Lovejoy, GA 30250