The Riz Journal - sustainable design process, style inspiration, surf life, and our mission: to turn ocean plastics into board shorts #bottlestoboardshorts.
16th February 2017 - Environment
Plastic Bag Landscapes
At first glance, Vilde Rolfsen’s series could be mistaken for photographs of beautifully lit ice caves or aerial shots of frozen landscapes. They are not photographs of the natural world however, but images of a scourge of our environment: the once ubiquitous plastic bag.
1st February 2017 - Style
The Sun and Your Skin
We love to feel the sun’s warming rays on our skin, but despite the many benefits of sunshine there is also a delicate balance that needs to be struck. Find out how to keep your skin healthy in the sun, whatever the season, with these skincare tips for men from expert Sarah Carr.
20th January 2017 - Environment
My Environment: Jason Bergin, Urban Recovery
Living in a major city needn’t mean that there is a disconnection between a person and the natural world. Jason Bergin promotes physical and mental wellness through watersports, both at home and away and in both urban and natural environments. Here's his story:
21st December 2016 - Escape
Forever Summer: The Soul & Surf Story
The story of Soul & Surf is the sort of tale that many people daydream about calling their own. In 2009 Ed and Sofie Templeton left their lives in Brighton behind and set up a unique surf and yoga destination in India.
7th December 2016 - Product
Designing the Indefinable
Design should be rooted in solving a problem or improving an existing situation, otherwise it is gratuitous. The task of designing an “all-day” short that is both smart and relaxed, and that can be worn from sun-up to sun-down, was a real challenge and one that Riz has relished.
1st December 2016 - Environment
Tales of Sustainable Swimwear
Thanks to the lovely guys at Pebble Magazine for the interview feature about the highs and lows of our sustainable swimwear brand.
11th November 2016 - Environment
You, the Ocean and Me: Doodles in a Designer's Diary
When I close my eyes, this is what I see: a calm blue sea. But maybe that’s just me. I know that the reality is very different, I know that our oceans are increasingly awash with plastics, and it breaks my heart.
1st November 2016 - Escape
Its Always Summer Somewhere Giveaway
It's always great to see where you take your Riz's. So for a chance to win a pair another pair of shorts, share the summer love and share your best inspirational photo's on Instagram
26th October 2016 - Style
The Pole House, Australia
Australia does beach houses very well indeed, and one of the most iconic is The Pole House - an incredible and unique property perched 40 metres above the beach at Fairhaven on the Great Ocean Road.
12th October 2016 - Product
Perfect Trim: Corozo Buttons
The phrase “God is in the detail” reminds us that it is the little things that count, and that we should pay attention to every element of our work no matter how small or trivial it may seem. Our corozo buttons, made from the nut of the tagua palm, are one example of this attention to detail.
1st October 2016 - Environment
HELP, The Age of Plastic
Five million brightly coloured plastic bottle tops have been laid out on the island of Mozia, Sicily, spelling the word “HELP” in an art installation that aims to draw attention to marine pollution. The work, symbolising the 'Age of Plastic', has been created by Italian artist Maria Cristina Finucci and its part of her broader initative titled 'Garbage Patch State'.
23rd September 2016 - Style
Photography - A thousand kisses deep
Shot off the coast of the romote island of Niue in the middle of the South Pacific, these stunning images evoke the silence and the grandeur of the ocean. A beauty missed by words, vunerable yet so free. Captured by Ian and Erick Regnard using large format polaroids, the waters were so clear that visabilty was between 60-100 metres. The resulting photographs are just timeless.