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Name: modgurl
Location: Singapore

New mom. New woman. Born in Singapore. Raised in the World Wide Web.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 @ 6:56 am

Dear Blogger,

I normally don't do this, but this time, I just have to mention it. One of my heroes has passed away yesterday. Anita Roddick, the founder of The Body Shop, died of a major brain haemorrhage in West Sussex, Britain. She was 64, and was survived by her husband and two daughters.

Anita Roddick was quite an inspiration. She had not only founded one of the world's most recognised brand, but she had also made it fashionable to be environmentally-practical. She advocated community fair trade in her business, giving jobs to farmers in developing countries.

Ms Roddick also started out at a time when successful women in business were very rare. It was a time when feminists made their presence known and demanded gender equality. It was a time before celebrities invaded developing countries to boost their social awareness credit.

Her products may not be cheap, but I don't feel bad knowing that they weren't treated on animals or the proceeds from the raw materials used had built schools or homes in developing countries. They smell and feel good too! I love The Body Shop's 3-in-1 honey and oat scrub mask and most of the hand, foot and body lotion.

Here's to you Ms Roddick. You may be gone but your inspiration lives on.


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