The Riz Journal - sustainable design process, style inspiration, surf life, and our mission: to turn ocean plastics into board shorts #bottlestoboardshorts.

Raffael Kably: Soul Man

Raff is a fascinating character who spends his days in boardshorts on the sand and streets of Kerala, on India’s golden west coast. We caught up with him to find out more about the sun-drenched and soulful scene that he’s a part of.

Pitti Uomo 93: Four Days in Florence

We recently showed our latest collection at Pitti Uomo in Florence, the four day-long menswear trade fair at Fortezza da Basso which is one of the most important mens fashion showcases of the season.

Lanzarote and the Architecture of César Manrique

Lanzarote: the volcanic setting for our latest photo trip, and an island with a remarkable architectural aesthetic. We explore the legacy of artist and architect César Manrique.

A Surfer’s Pilgrimage

Hawaii is a place synonymous with surfing, and is the source of and inspiration for the waterman lifestyle. The best season for surf is during the winter months, which is just when our good friend Mr. George Stoy has made his annual pilgrimage in recent years.

Small gifts that give back

Giving a gift at Christmas is a great opportunity to both do some good, and spread some good. With that in mind we’ve selected a few simple products (that aren’t our own shorts) that we think make great ocean-friendly Christmas gifts.

Walking the Walk: Plastic Progress

The issue of ocean plastics is getting a lot of airtime at present, which is fantastic. Whilst a lot of people talk about the problem, we want to be positive and talk about solutions.

The Process: Produced in Portugal

Having covered the processes behind how we design our shorts and illustrations, and how the fabric is printed, we now celebrate the small factory in Portugal where for the last seven years our shorts have been cut, sewn, and brought to life.

NO HAY FALLA - Revisited but not Rizcycled

In late 2014 Grant returned from a two-month trip to Nicaragua and shared his short story No Hay Falla with us. Nearly three years later, his shorts have found their way back to Sunny Cove Studios.

You Are The Sea: An Interview with Franco

Franco lives a sun-soaked life, and through his work he helps people to connect with both their own bodies and the ocean. His story is both fascinating and inspiring, and his message well worth sharing.

Conscious Chatter Podcast

Riz was recently a guest on the Conscious Chatter podcast, discussing Project Just's Seal of Approval with two judges from the swimwear panel, "British aloha" and the concept of refined flamboyancy. Listen here!

Behind the Print: Endangered Fish

To find out about the environmental facts and inspiration behind our popular 'Endangered Fish' print (which we re-released this year), we recently caught up with illustrator Kristine Khan.

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.

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