135 Years of Avon
From the first bottle sold by the California Perfume Company 135 years ago to
the newest super-trending makeup and skin care, take a look at the Avon story and
how we continue to make life beautiful. Stay tuned for new stories and free gifts
every month through the end of the year.
Leading The Way
Founder David H. McConnell started Avon based on the revolutionary concept that women could earn an independent income, run their own business and contribute to their community.
Avon played an active role in war-time efforts, awarding the Avon Medallion of Honor to service women and nurses, and calling for action and support. Like many industries, Avon retooled half its factories to produce products for the war effort including insect repellent and gas mask canisters. Avon supported the Red Cross and made supplies and first aid kits during World War II and Avon was an official sponsor of the Statue of Liberty’s centennial makeover in 1986.