The Riz Journal - sustainable design process, style inspiration, surf life, and our mission: to turn ocean plastics into board shorts #bottlestoboardshorts.
5th July 2017 - Escape
Plastic in Paradise: A Maldives Field Report
The Maldives is an archipelago with a true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde image: on the one side clear turquoise lagoons and idyllic atolls, on the other a nation at serious threat from rising sea levels and high-tide lines littered with plastic waste.
26th June 2017 - Escape
All that Glitters: The Photography of Andrew Gold
We love this time of year, when the “golden hour” becomes the “golden hours”. Few things illustrate these beautiful bookends to the days better than Andrew Gold’s photographs of low sunlight dancing off breaking waves.
7th June 2017 - Environment
The Microfibre Pollution Issue
Because our shorts are made from polyester, albeit 100% recycled and recyclable, we are very aware that our products contribute to the problem of plastic microfibre pollution. We therefore owe it to you to present the facts about it , the reasons behind out material choices, what we’re doing about the issue, what you could do, and help you to make informed purchases.
11th May 2017 - Escape
Escape - The Mergui Archipelago with Johnny Rayner
Riz customer and friend Johnny Rayner recently sent us some photos from a trip to the virtually untouched Andaman Sea’s Mergui islands. We were keen to find out more about the area, so caught up with him on his return.
26th April 2017 - Product
Introducing The Buckler
Brand new for summer 2017, Riz's new Buckler short is a classic tailored "short" swim short, inspired by vintage swim shorts and perfect for lazy days lounging in the sun and swimming in the sea. Learn more about the design and the inspiration behind it.
11th April 2017 - Product
Behind the Print: Endangered Bee
The plight of the bees, those most prolific of pollinators, is well known. Our Endangered Bee print is making a welcome return in our 2017 range with the aim of reminding people of the importance of bees.
29th March 2017 - Environment
Beauty from the Beast: Jason deCaires Taylor’s Microplastic Sculptures
The renowned underwater sculptor's latest work, titled Plasticide, removes from the oceans a source of physical pollution by creating artwork from microplastics to display on terra firma.
17th March 2017 - Style
So in Blue with You
The colour blue is as old as the sea and the sky itself, and yet also relatively young. Find out more about our favourite colour - it's rarity, royal links and role in classic prints.
1st March 2017 - Product
The Process: Digital Printing - British, and the Best
Print is paramount here at Riz and so in this, the second in our series of articles that looks at the process behind making your swim shorts, we will be sharing the details of how our designs are printed onto recycled polyester right here in the UK.
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: