The business of business should not just be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed. Dame Anita Roddick. Human Rights Activist. Founder of The Body Shop. The Body Shop International plc is a global manufacturer and retailer of naturally inspired, ethically produced beauty and cosmetics products that are 100% Vegetarian. Founded in the UK in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick, it now has over 2,400 stores in 61 countries, with a range of over 1,200 products. From the brand's global bestsellers like the classic White Musk fragrance, to its intensely moisturising Body Butters, The Body Shop products are made with a love of life, respect for the world we live in, a spirit of individuality, and commitment to trading fairly. In a word, Passion.