The Riz Journal - sustainable design process, style inspiration, surf life, and our mission: to turn ocean plastics into board shorts #bottlestoboardshorts.
28th November 2020 - Product
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.
8th February 2019 - Product
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.
27th January 2019 - Product
You the Ocean and Me
Inspired by a piece of graffiti we once saw on a wall, â€˜You, the Ocean and meâ€™ 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
23rd November 2018 - Product
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.
14th March 2018 - Product
Introducing The Blythe Swim Short
This season we have added a fifth short to our range. Allow us to introduce you to the Blythe â€“ a confirmed classic if ever there was one, perfect for doing everything and nothing.
2nd March 2018 - Product
Behind the Print: Endangered Flower
Living by the maxim that â€œreal men wear flowersâ€ 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.
19th January 2018 - Product
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.
8th November 2017 - Product
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.
27th September 2017 - Product
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.
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.
1st March 2017 - Product
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.