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 AnitaRoddick.com.