I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in. --Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick: The Queen of Green

Anita Roddick: The Queen of Green

Sep 18, 2007-- In 1976, long before going green was an international pastime, a small store opened in Brighton. The cosmetics it sold were all-natural, the containers were reusable and its ethos? Creating products that were as good for the earth as they were for your skin. By 2005, Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, had 2,000 stores in 50 countries. But far more impressive than the numbers were the ideals behind them. In an industry that relies on people feeling bad about themselves to push products, Roddick made her millions helping people feel and do good. To her, the products were just the excuse to get people in her stores -- to learn about the issues she loudly and tirelessly campaigned for, from the environment to fair trade to human rights. Time online pays tribute to Roddick, who passed away last week. (2461 reads)

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