Dame Anita Roddick, best-known as the founder of the Body Shop, a global franchise that specializes in "cruelty-free" cosmetics and skin care products, has died at age 64
of a brain hemorrhage. In addition to being a champion of ethical business, and eco-friendly consumer goods, she was also an energetic campaigner for human rights and environmental justice. Dame Roddick, who suffered from the hepatitis C virus, sold the Body Shop to L'Oreal last year but remained active in myriad causes. She told an interviewer shortly before she died
that campaigning was "in her DNA."
Retiring isn't even a word I'd understand. Taking what makes you feel alive, and everyone's looking for ways of making them feel alive, in whatever they do - relationships, business or work - and not just being a voice for a money making business. I want to do something where - you've got so many groups that have no voice in this world - the indigenous, the poor. So how can I use the resources that I have and bring them up, highlight them. And it's not that difficult. It's just choosing and concentrating and focusing - 3 things I'm not always good at.