The Body Shop
The Body Shop® was founded by entrepreneur Dame Anita Roddick in 1976 when she started selling around 25 hand-mixed naturally inspired products with minimal packaging from one small shop in Brighton, England.
The first Australian store opened in Melbourne in 1983 – since then we’ve opened more than 90 stores across Australia. The Body Shop® Australia has a lot to offer: we’re a part of a larger international business, an ethical business, and a growing business!
We are a customer focused business offering a range of exciting ways to shop through three channels: our stores, The Body Shop at Home™, and online. Customers are at the forefront of everything we do, say and deliver. We strive to create a fantastic experience for everyone who shops at The Body Shop® and who work at The Body Shop.
We are constantly launching fabulous new products, sourcing new ingredients and campaigning on social issues. These are just some of the ways we strive to grow our business – both commercially and ethically.
We’re also proud of our world famous, and award winning Body Butters, our all time favourites such as Born Lippy Gloss and Hemp Hand Protector, plus new favourites such as Spa Wisdom, Vitamin C, and Colour Crush ranges.
At the heart of our business are our values. In everything we do we are committed to helping protect the planet, defending human rights, activating self-esteem, supporting community trade and remaining strong on our stance against animal testing. It is not just part of our jobs – it is part of our corporate DNA!
We were the first international cosmetics brand to be awarded the Humane Cosmetics Standard for our Against Animal Testing policy. 20 years ago. The Body Shop® created its own fair trade program called Community Trade. By satisfying our demand for ingredients, gifts and accessories in a fair way we help create sustainable trading relationships with marginalised communities around the world.
We believe business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world, and the best way to convince others is to lead by example. All our products are made with a love of life and the world we live in, individuality, community spirit and a commitment to trading fairly.