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Sherwood Park pair aims for the stars

Sherwood Park pair aims for the stars

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Sisters taking clothing line to Emmy bash

Marta Gold, Edmonton Journal, August 2012

Two entrepreneurial sisters from Sherwood Park are hoping to rub shoulders with some of the who's-who of the television world in Los Angeles next month and get some valuable exposure for their growing yoga-wear line.

Cori and Bobbi Windsor, the duo behind TerraFrog Clothing, have been invited to an Emmy Award "gifting" party hosted by Nancee Borgnine, daughter of actor Ernest Borgnine, who died earlier this year.

It's one of many awards-related events that provide swag to the cast and crew of popular TV shows. For invitees like the TerraFrog gals, the chance to showcase their clothing to celebrities could be just the promotional boost they need.

"It's a fantastic opportunity," says Cori of the Sept. 22 party at the legendary Sportsmen's Lodge on Ventura Boulevard. When Borgnine first called about the party, saying she had read about TerraFrog in a San Francisco Chronicle article, Cori was skeptical, she admits. But once she heard about the promotional possibilities, she was hooked.

"We'll have a table and get to meet and greet everyone and take pictures and give our stuff," she says.

Between 50 and 70 people are expected to attend. While Borgnine didn't have a confirmed guest list, she said past attendees include cast members from the Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, NCIS, Castle, Modern Family, Criminal Minds among others. Cori says she'd love to meet Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad or Mariska Hargitay from Law and Order, two actors whom she particularly admires.

Cori and Bobbi plan to bring some items from their 2013 winter line, "because the celebrities like to see it before it's out," according to Borgnine, Cori says. The hostess also said she particularly likes their ecosensor hoodie made in part from recycled pop bottles. They also plan to bring some of their tanks and bamboo shorts.

The sisters launched TerraFrog in December 2008 and now produce two or three seasonal lines each year of about 20 pieces each. They've recently expanded into extra-large sizes because of demand.