The Riz Journal - sustainable design process, style inspiration, surf life, and our mission: to turn ocean plastics into board shorts #bottlestoboardshorts.
13th October 2019 - Environment
The Art of Travel
What is sustainable travel? With climate change and overtourism at its current zenith, we need to learn how to travel more sustainably and what this actually means. We want to open conversations, share stories and through celebrating the natural world, take the necessary steps in protecting what we love.
7th June 2019 - Environment
Film: You, the Ocean and ME
Together with the Marine Conservation Society we have created a short film pondering our love for the 'Blue' and our journey through design to help protect this space we call home.
24th February 2019 - Environment
London Beach Clean Series
With the weather improving our Thames foreshore cleans are starting. Join the movement.
9th December 2018 - Environment
An interview with Lee Hankinson
As a marine ecologist, conservationist and gentleman of the sea, we can't think of anyone more suitable to wear our shorts daily. We're proud to introduce you to Mr. Lee Hankinson >
14th July 2018 - Environment
Stopping Micro Waste
As we continue working towards a plastic free nature, we will soon be stocking Guppyfriend washing bags that prevent microfibres entering our oceans. Read about this along with a Washing Guide to help you change your washing habits.
27th May 2018 - Environment
Be the Change You Wish to See
We are incredibly proud to announce that we have become both a certified B Corporation AND a member of 1% For the Planet! Together they show our commitment to positive change. Read about why this is important.
22nd November 2017 - Environment
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.
10th October 2017 - Environment
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!
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.
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 weâ€™re doing about the issue, what you could do, and help you to make informed purchases.
29th March 2017 - Environment
Beauty from the Beast: Jason deCaires Taylorâ€™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.
16th February 2017 - Environment
Plastic Bag Landscapes
At first glance, Vilde Rolfsenâ€™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.