What is Drizabone made from?
We are pleased to offer the Driza-Bone Riding Coats, made in Australia from Heavyweight 100% cotton cloth woven in India and proofed in Australia. The Driza-Bone Classic Long Coat has all the traditional features of the Australian riding coat, made from the best quality heavyweight British waxed cotton.
What is a Drizabone coat?
Driza-Bone, originating from the phrase “dry as a bone”, is a trade name for the company making full-length waterproof riding coats and apparel. The company was established in 1898 and is currently Australian owned and manufactures its products in Australia. The trademark of Driza-Bone was first registered in 1933.
Is Drizabone Australian?
All of our traditional oilskin products have been made in Australia for our 120 year history and we will continue to make these garments in Australia. Some of our Desert Wax and Dry Wax jackets and vests are also made in local Australian factories. All Australian made products are easily identifiable on our website.
What happened to Driza-Bone?
Driza-Bone, with a history stretching back to 1898, has been through a rollercoaster ride in the past three decades and in 2017 was merged with rural clothing company RB Sellars, founded by businessman Richard Sellars-Jones, with the broader group now generating about half of its total sales online.
Can you machine wash a Driza-Bone?
Hang in a well-ventilated area until completely dry. Do not hang on radiators, expose to naked flame or use artificial heat to dry. Once completely dry, the garment will require reproofing with our Reproofer Wax. Do not machine wash, dry clean, starch or iron.
Who invented Driza-Bone?
Keeping people ‘drizabone’ is what we do.” The iconic Australian brand actually had its start in an Auckland sailmaking shop set up by Emilius Le Roy, who had sailed from Britain to New Zealand in the mid-1800s.
Who bought Driza-Bone?
Driza-Bone was acquired by the British motorcycle clothing company Belstaff in the late 1980s but then went through more ownership changes before the Lempriere family, which has strong interests in the wool industry, bought it more than a decade ago. Lempriere Capital Partners is overseeing the mooted deal.
How is Driza-Bone treated?
Sponge diluted vinegar onto the affected areas. Hand wash in luke warm water using our Oilskin/Wool Detergent or a pure soap. Do not soak your coat. Rinse off as much of the soap as you can and hang it out to dry using a strong coat hanger.
How do you reproof Driza-Bone?
After washing, rinse well (hang garment outside on clothesline and hose down). Hang in a well-ventilated area until completely dry. DO NOT hang on radiators, expose to naked flame or use artificial heat to dry. Once completely dry, the garment will need reproofing with the DC21 Driza-Bone Oilskin Re-Proofer (tin).
How is Drizabone treated?
How do you reproof Drizabone?
How do you roll a Driza-Bone?
Ensure the outside edges are touching, and not overlapping. Now roll the coat up tightly. Start from the bottom of the coat, and proceed to work your way towards the top of the coat until you reach the cape. Finally, fold the cape around the roll, so the inside of the cape covers the roll completely.
How do you rejuvenate Driza-Bone?
How do you get rid of Driza-Bone smell?
Hose down any excess soap and air your coat. It may take some time airing your coat out to completely remove the musky smell. If the garment is completely overrun with mould you can wash the whole coat in diluted vinegar and water. (Dilution is one part vinegar and twenty parts water.)
How do you rejuvenate Drizabone?
Can oilskin jackets be washed?
Hand wash in luke warm water using our Oilskin/Wool Detergent or a pure soap. Do not soak your coat. Rinse off as much of the soap as you can and hang it out to dry using a strong coat hanger. Keep out of direct sunlight.
How do you roll a Drizabone?
How do you get the musty smell out of an oilskin?
If the garment is completely covered in mould, you can wash the whole coat in diluted vinegar and water. This will get the vinegar right through the whole coat to help kill off the mould. Please note, always store your oilskin garment in a dry well ventilated area.