[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: RIP - Anita Roddick

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

RIP - Anita Roddick

Promoting and engaging in Fair Trade and eco-friendly business practices may not have been the first order of business for Anita Roddick and The Body Shop, but hell, they've done much more than any company in that industry.

One of the first books I read on global warming and fair trade policies was produced by Dame Roddick, so I thanked her for that.

She was one of the few that injected some sort of humanity and compassion into the great capitalist and globalisation machine; and no doubt spawned a new type of entrepreuneur that saw globalisation as a means to better the lives of poor people who were disconnected from the frantic world of global trade.