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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.

Small Businesses we Believe in

With the Christmas shopping season upon us, we've put together a list of some of the small businesses we believe in. We hope this helps you with ideas for who to support this giving season and beyond.

No More Plastic - Our New Recycled Paper Envelopes

It's been on our minds for a long while - how to package and preserve our shorts in transit or in storage more sustainably. The answer? It's fairly simple.

You the Ocean and Me

Inspired by a piece of graffiti we once saw on a wall, ‘You, the Ocean and me’ has since become a charming phrase we often use. It is now embroidered into the fabric of every pair of Blue Capsule shorts. Click through to see how a few words have helped define a range

Fully Recycled and Recyclable Shorts: the Blue Capsule

In our quest to make the most beautiful and ocean friendly shorts in the world, we have created the 'Blue Capsule'. Read about how and why our love for Blue is refining the way we design.

Introducing The Blythe Swim Short

This season we have added a fifth short to our range. Allow us to introduce you to the Blythe – a confirmed classic if ever there was one, perfect for doing everything and nothing.

Behind the Print: Endangered Flower

Living by the maxim that “real men wear flowers” and with a desire to use our product to prompt an awareness of the pressure that humanity is placing on the natural world, read the story behind our Endangered Flower print.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Process: Digital Printing - British, and the Best

Print is paramount here at Riz and so in this, the second in our series of articles that looks at the process behind making your swim shorts, we will be sharing the details of how our designs are printed onto recycled polyester right here in the UK.

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