The Body Shop® was founded by entrepreneur Dame Anita Roddick, when in 1976 she started selling around 25 hand-mixed naturally inspired products with minimal packaging from one small shop in Brighton, England.
Over the years Anita and The Body Shop® have run campaigns against human rights abuses, protecting animals and the environment and shown commitment to boosting self-esteem, winning the support of a generation of consumers.
Dame Anita was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 2003 for services to retailing, the environment and to charity in recognition of her success in these key areas.
Sadly, Dame Anita Roddick passed away in September 2007. As a company we are committed to carrying on her legacy, and living the same values she strove so hard to achieve.