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
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.