Recycled Materials
Riz

Buckler Short - Ocean Abundance

£100.00

Shorter length swimmers made from quick-dry, recycled material

Red on Deep Navy

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Material

100% Recycled Plastic Bottles

Fit
Specifications

Shorter length, 14” outseam
Elasticated waist with drawstring
Mesh liner
Inside coin pocket

Clothing Care

As a consumer you can reduce your impact significantly* by taking care of your clothes.

We recommend that to save water, reduce detergent usage, reduce energy consumption and to extend the life of this garment that you wash it as infrequently as is practical.

*wearing your clothes for 9 months longer can reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by 20-30% each. 

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Delivery

UK: Free delivery 3-5 working days from dispatch
Europe: £8 delivery 5-8 working days from dispatch
Rest of world: £18 delivery 8-20 working days from dispatch

Description

A timeless swim short with a striking design celebrating jellyfish and cephalopods. This short has a classic swimwear cut with an elasticated waist. Along with the brand's signature recycled fabric these shorts feature recycled polyester thread and a recycled polyester zip fly.

Riz's mission is to make 'The most beautiful and sustainable surf shorts in the world'. Made from recycled PET bottles, using Saville Row tailoring and designing beautiful textile patterns inspired by endangered species. 

SIZING
  • Fits true to size, take your normal size. If you are in between sizes we recommend buying the size UP as this style fits slim. 
  • Flat front poppered waistband fits like a pair of cut-off chino shorts
  • Tailored fit

Compare these product measurements to a similar garment you already own.
Take all measurements from the outside, with the garment lying flat.

 Size Actual waist (inches) Actual waist (cm) A (inches) B (inches)
30 31 79 17 9.8
32 33 84 17.3 11
34 35 89 17.7 11.4
36 37 94 18.1 11.8
38 39 99 18.5 12.2

 

Still not sure about your perfect size and fit?
Our team can provide detailed information for any of our products:
orders@brotherswestand.com

Returns or exchanges:
Please try items in the comfort of your own home. If they are not right for you, return them here

 

Product Footprint

Product Footprint

Strong Points

Use of recycled materials
B-Corp member
Long-term relationship with suppliers
Riz Buckler Short - Ocean Abundance footprint

People

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, in a small, family run factory  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.

Planet

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.

Country of origin

Suppliers

Shorts cut and sewn: Portugal
(EU legislation) 
Recycle Polyester Yarn (RePET®): Libolon
(Bluesign, GRS, OEKO-TEX, Local Green Mark)
Digital printing: RA Smart, Macclesfield, UK

Areas For Development

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.”

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