All Riz boardshorts are made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials (these ones are made from recycled polyester and printed with water-based inks). Through a scheme that they call ‘Rizcycling’, they encourage customers to donate their old unwanted surf shorts to them for reusing and rehoming.
They work with The Marine Conservation Society to hold beach clean-ups, and their ultimate goal is to collect and turn the very plastics that pollute our oceans and beaches into swimming shorts. They hope to be able to bring out their first pair of 100% ocean plastics shorts in 2016.
Riz works with various charities with an ocean and environmental focus, and donate some of their profits and stock to supporting their work. They are also involved with initiatives that help educate people about ocean pollution and endangered species. The organisations that they work with include:
– The Marine Conservation Society, with whom they host beach cleanups.
– The Eden Project, an educational charity in Cornwall to whom they donate 10% of the sales of their Endangered Garden shorts.
– The Wave Project, an award-winning mental health charity that uses surfing to help young people. Shorts donated through their Rizcycling scheme are currently donated to the Wave Project in the UK.