We don't want our shorts littering landfills or oceans. So, in
an effort to do our part we've set up the Rizcycling programme
This means working with our customers, you, to create a perpetual loop that transforms waste and old swimwear into beautiful new products.
Today all our shorts are made from 100% recycled and recyclable fabrics. By offering a 25% discount on a new pair of shorts, we encourage you to donate your old unwanted surf shorts for us to reuse or rehome.
We are currently working to:
- Make a 100% fully recycled short for Spring Summer 2015
- Gather 25,000 beach plastics via 10 Riz sponsored beach clean ups
- Develop and use an ocean plastic fabric in our shorts by 2016
We grew up around the ocean, it is our inspiration and our muse. The simple fact that we make a product that needs to be quick drying means that we have to use plastics but we don’t want to make products that pollute the sea.
We will be working with our partners The Marine Conservation Society in 2015 to hold 10 Riz-sponsored beach clean-ups that gather 25,000 pieces of beach plastic. Watch this space for more information.
Our ultimate aspiration is to turn ocean and beach plastics,
the water bottles that end up floating in the sea
or littering beaches, into beautiful shorts
We are working with fabric manufacturers and other brands to figure out how this process can work, so that by 2016 our first short can be made from ocean plastics.
Your role in being more sustainable
We would love your help in doing more and caring more for our oceans and the planet. Our starting point is our Rizcycling scheme but if you have any ideas or contacts to help us be more sustainable please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.