Body Shop founder dies


Summary

One of Britain's leading businesswomen, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick has died at 64 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

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Dame Anita set up the first Body Shop in Brighton in 1976. She pioneered cruelty-free beauty products and turned them into a highly profitable business.

The businesswoman died overnight at a hospital in Chichester, southern England, her family said in a statement.

VIDEO: Ethical pioneer

Her husband, Gordon, and daughters Sam and Justine were all with her when she died.

Businesswoman

The daughter of Italian immigrants, Dame Anita became one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.

She was the first to introduce socially and environmentally responsible business onto the High Street and she was talking about fair trade long before it became a buzz word.

Body Shop – with its ethically-sourced products – became part of the French company L'Oreal Group in July 2006 but is run independently.

'Ahead of time'

John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace, told the BBC Anita was an "incredible woman" who was passionate about environmental and human rights issues.

"She was so ahead of her time when it came to issues of how business could be done…When you look at it today, and how every company claims to be green, she was living this decades ago."

Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said Dame Anita's passion for human rights was "immeasurable".

She said: "We have lost a true champion of the oppressed and persecuted.

"Anita had been a key part of Amnesty International for many years and had shared her brilliance and energy with us to marvellous effect."


One of Britain's leading businesswomen, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick has died at 64 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

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Dame Anita set up the first Body Shop in Brighton in 1976. She pioneered cruelty-free beauty products and turned them into a highly profitable business.

The businesswoman died overnight at a hospital in Chichester, southern England, her family said in a statement.

VIDEO: Ethical pioneer

Her husband, Gordon, and daughters Sam and Justine were all with her when she died.

Businesswoman

The daughter of Italian immigrants, Dame Anita became one of Britain's most successful businesswomen.

She was the first to introduce socially and environmentally responsible business onto the High Street and she was talking about fair trade long before it became a buzz word.

Body Shop – with its ethically-sourced products – became part of the French company L'Oreal Group in July 2006 but is run independently.

'Ahead of time'

John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace, told the BBC Anita was an "incredible woman" who was passionate about environmental and human rights issues.

"She was so ahead of her time when it came to issues of how business could be done…When you look at it today, and how every company claims to be green, she was living this decades ago."

Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen said Dame Anita's passion for human rights was "immeasurable".

She said: "We have lost a true champion of the oppressed and persecuted.

"Anita had been a key part of Amnesty International for many years and had shared her brilliance and energy with us to marvellous effect."