I was very sad to find out that Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop had passed away yesterday. She was remarkable in so many ways and it doesn't take long to figure that out. She had a blog that she updated regularly where she spoke of the issues that she was passionate about. Many of those issues included being against the war in Iraq, and she was a supporter of human rights through Amesty International.
I know her not as a person but as the woman that started The Body Shop. You may have noticed a link on my side bar for this company because I have loved Body Shop products for quite a long time. Even more than that, I love what these products stand for. Their products are nature-based, they support fair community trade so that people can make a decent living, they never test on animals, all the containers are recyclable and their products are purchased from places where workers are treated in an ethical manner. Often the profits on some of the products they sell are directly donated to stop domestic violence and help children that have lived in a violent home.
Anita Roddick, a woman to be emulated and admired.