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Avon Products was established in New York in 1886 by travelling book salesman David H. McConnell, who realized that his female customers were more interested in free perfume samples than the books on offer. Avon has grown to become a leading international direct-seller of cosmetics. The company has a network of 6.4 million representatives who sell its catalogue of cosmetics in over 100 countries through door-to-door sales, home parties and work get-togethers. The company banned animal-testing of its products in 1989.