Anita Roddick, the pioneering founder of The Body Shop, has died.

Roddick was dubbed the “Queen of Green” for her trailblazing environmentally friendly, humane business practices that made her a leader in her native England and around the world. “Businesses have the power to do good,” Roddick wrote on the company’s website.

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Roddick opened her first Body Shop store in 1976 in Brighton, southern England, before fair trade and eco-friendly businesses were fashionable.

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