Now the news that Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, has passed away...
Body Shop founder Roddick dies
Dame Roddick was determined to make deeply ethical principles the bedrock of her business. She was attempting to walk the Fair Trade walk long before others even started the talk.
My beauty rituals are pretty minimal (well actually more like a hit and run) so I don't buy a lot of beauty products. However, whatever I purchased at The Body Shop was always lovely and first rate, as were the stores and the people who worked in them.
My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.