The Riz Journal - sustainable design process, style inspiration, surf life, and our mission: to turn ocean plastics into board shorts #bottlestoboardshorts.
13th September 2017 - Bottles to Boardshorts
Taking the Plastic out of the Thames
Totally Thames is London’s annual celebration of its river, and this year’s festivities from September 1st – 30th include several that highlight and address the plastic pollution problem in our city’s artery.
30th August 2017 - Escape
Sea Trials in Sardinia
Sardinia is an island of white sand beaches and beautiful seas that span the full spectrum of blues: it’s the perfect place to spend each and every day and night in swim shorts and put our product through its paces.
16th August 2017 - Environment
Diving with Sharks: An Artistic Observation
Sharks are vital to the health of our oceans. Recently, Californian artist John Baran went diving with sharks off the coast of Hawaii as inspiration for his paintings and to learn more about shark conservation efforts there.
10th August 2017 - Escape
Reading List: Summer Classics for a Classic Summer
If going on holiday means a rare chance to make some headway into a good book but you don't want to get stuck with an airport novel, then may we suggest these classic and refined summer reads?
29th July 2017 - Escape
Escape - Diving with Expired Film
Shot in the Philippines on some old black and white film and an old underwater camera, we invite you behind the lense of Jerome James King.
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.