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Anita Roddick (1947-2007) was the founder of the cosmetics company The Body Shop, one of the first companies to promote ethical consumerism by banning product testing on animals and encouraging fairtrade with ingredients sourced from third-world countries. She was also a devoted human rights and environmental activist.

She started The Body Shop in 1976, and the company has grown to have two thousand stores all over the world. In 1990 she founded the organization Children on the Edge with the purpose of helping children affected by poverty, conflicts or disabilities.