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Australian Merino wool drives Driza-Bone's Mk-II design

Mar '07
With the success of its ‘first generation’ next-to-skin apparel, iconic Australian clothing brand Driza-Bone has launched a new range of lightweight active gear with the help of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

The ‘second-generation’ clothing, designed to be ‘lightweight, comfortable, high-quality activewear’ has received praise from some high-profile sportspeople such as cricketer Brett Lee, Australian rugby footballer George Gregan and the Wild Oats XI crew who won the world-renowned Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race in 2006.

Rick Goodrich, a Kings Cup-winning rower and two-time sailor in the America’s Cup was integral in getting the clothing for the crew: “The clothing could not have performed better. It helped keep the crew warm and comfortable throughout the 43-hour race.”

The second generation range is 100 per cent Australian Merino wool and features many more styles than its predecessor. It harnesses two construction techniques: 28-guage single Australian Merino wool jersey and 28-guage interlock fabric.

The designs utilise Merino wool’s active fibre traits, making it durable, allowing it to breathe, and is also UPF50+.

The second-generation features 12 sport-inspired designs for males and females and will be released in Australia in March 2007 for the Australian winter season. It has already been presented to distributors in France, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany to great acclaim.

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