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Our Campaigns

  • 1976

    1976

    First The Body Shop store opens

    1976

    1976

    First The Body Shop store opens

    The very first The Body Shop store opens on 26th March in Brighton, on the south coast of England. By 1978 the first overseas franchise is a kiosk in Brussels and by 1982 new shops are opening at a rate of two a month.

  • 1986

    1986

    Save the Whale

    1986

    1986

    Save the Whale

    Save the Whales with Greenpeace is the first major campaign that Anita and The Body Shop launch.

  • 1987

    1987

    Community Trade

    1987

    1987

    Community Trade

    The first Community Fair Trade product for The Body Shop is a footsie roller, produced by Teddy Exports, a supplier in southern India. Thanks to trade with The Body Shop, the Teddy School opens in 1994, bringing an opportunity to educate the local children.

  • 1988

    1988

    Anita Roddick, OBE

    1988

    1988

    Anita Roddick, OBE

    Anita Roddick is awarded an OBE.

  • 1990

    1990

    The Body Shop Foundation is created

    1990

    1990

    The Body Shop Foundation is created

    The Body Shop Foundation, a charity which funds human rights, animal and environmental protection groups, is established.

  • 1992

    1992

    Mango Body Butter

    1992

    1992

    Mango Body Butter

    The launch of the first Body Butter, starting with Mango. Since then it has become one of the most famous products of The Body Shop. It has been imitated since, but ours is the original and still winning awards around the world.

  • 1994

    1994

    The Body Shop At Home

    1994

    1994

    The Body Shop At Home

    The Body Shop At Home is launched.

  • 1996

    1996

    Against Animal Testing

    1996

    1996

    Against Animal Testing

    The Against Animal Testing campaign gathers four million signatures - the largest ever petition at the time - and delivers it to the European Commission. In November 1998, our campaign leads to a UK-wide ban on animal testing on cosmetic products & ingredients.