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

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.

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.

London Beach Clean Series

With the weather improving our Thames foreshore cleans are starting. Join the movement.

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 >

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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