Quick drying, recycled polyester made from plastic bottles
Corozo nut back button
17.5" outseam | Regular fit
Designed to be worn wet or dry.
Secure inner drawcord.
Made in Gondifelos - Portugal
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UK: free delivery 3-5 working days
Europe: £5 delivery 5-8 working days
Rest of world: £15 delivery 8-20 working days
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Brothers notes: Riz's most versatile short, cut like a pair of tailored shorts but with a curved waist to help with extra movement. Designed to be worn wet or dry, Braunton is as happy in the sea as on the streets.
Part of Riz's ‘Blue Capsule’ pinnacle collection, these shorts feature recycled polyester thread and a recycled polyester zip fly alongside the brand's signature recycled fabric.
Brothers We Stand would like to see Riz increase their understanding of social impact in their supply chain.
In 2018 Riz became a certified B Corp (and 1% for The Planet) member with the aim to create a framework to continually improve the brands social and environmental impact. Ali Murrel, Riz co-founder shared with Brothers We Stand, “We will continue to improve our sourcing, building on the work we did with the Blue Capsule and will focus more on the social impact of our supply chain.”
Shorts cut and sewn: Sergil Confeccoes Lda, Portugal
Digital printing: RA Smart, Macclesfield, UK
Riz have longterm relationships with their factory in Portugal and digital printers in the UK. To their knowledge workers are treated well and remunerated fairly. It has not been feasible to carry out their own assessment of their fabric supplier so they rely on their reputation and independent certifications.
The shorts are cut and sewn in Portugal by Sergil Confeccoes Lda who have a longstanding reputation in the Portuguese garment industry. The Fair Wear Foundation considers Portugal a low risk country with properly functioning institutions (trade unions, labour legislation, labour inspection) which should lead to compliance with basic standards. However the 2008 economic crisis has put pressure on the industry and FWF recommends performing regular visits to suppliers to ensure that international standards and labour laws are respected. Riz visit Sergil occasionally and plan to visit again this year.
These shorts are made from recycled PET bottles. Using recycled polyester is said to reduce carbon emission by 37% when compared to the use of virgin polyester.
We need to phase out our use of oil based synthetic plastics but in the meantime PET polyester provides provides a strategy to keep plastics bottles from landfill or worse still our oceans.
Riz design philosophy is to remove unnecessary elements; letting form follow function. During the design process they aim to get as close to 100% recycled components as possible and also ensure items can be recycled at the end of their life.
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