Women's Business Development Council

6th Aug 2019

More than eight years after launching Komfort Zone, Yvonne Oxley has expanded her merchandise line to include 30 different varieties of natural soap along with lotions, beard oils, sugar scrubs and body butters...The BackstoryYvonne Oxley wasn’t at a...
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Check out our feature on MadameNoire!

6th Aug 2019

One whiff of the cocoa emanating from Yvonne Oxley’s “Noir” chocolate bar or a glance at the pink and cream of her “Grace” bar, and you’d think her creations are good enough to eat. But she wouldn’t recommend it. “No, I hear that a lot,” she sai...
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Check out our feature on Brown Skin Women!

6th Aug 2019

Komfort Zone was founded eight years ago in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while the creator was enduring her “going natural” hair journey, she began to look at the ingredients in the soaps, shampoos and lotions that she was using. It was during this time...
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The Lower Ninth Ward Grocery Store

14th Mar 2017

Last month while watching the All-Star game, the NBA did a story on a couple in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans who spent their life saving in an effort to open the only grocery store in the community.Burnell and Keasha Cotlon used $80,000 of the...
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The Man Named Ivan

16th Jan 2017

The Ivan Bar is named after my father- and the middle names of my brother Derek and nephew Darius.  Like my dad it's simple, but powerful. I watched this man go to work ever day, never calling in sick, working towards his goal of a better life f...
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