Blythe Drawstring Swim Shorts£115.00
A timeless laidback style with a comfortable fit.
Fabric: 100% recycled polyester
Mesh: 100% recycled polyester
Stitching + cord: 100% recycled polyester
Button: corozo nut
Regular Fit, Mid-length: 16” Outseam
Size up if you are between two sizes
Elasticated waist flexes approximately 2-3 inches.See Product Measurements
Elasticated drawstring waist
Slanted side pockets with mesh drainage
Printed internal branding for comfort
Mesh brief inner liner
Inner coin pocket
Buttoned back flap pocket with mesh drainage
Hand wash for lower impact, or wash 30°C. Hang dry. Do not spin, do not tumble. Ideally Use a Microfibre Washing Bag.
Free UK delivery 3-5 working days from dispatch
A timeless laidback style, Riz's classic drawstring swim shorts. Brushed, quick-drying twill provides softness and comfort. Minimal styling. Relaxed fit. Lined with a supportive mesh brief, they have side pockets, a small inner coin pocket and buttoned back pocket.
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.
- Regular Fit, Mid-length: 16” Outseam
- Size up if you are between two sizes
- Elasticated waist flexes approximately 2-3 inches.
Check 'Size Guide' below to ensure you choose your correct size
Measurements in CM
1. Golden rule - please measure your waist so you know your true size.
2. It's helpful to take measurements from your old favourite shorts and compare against this size chart.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions on size or fit.
Circular business model
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.
Using recycled polyester has several environmental benefits. As traditional polyester is made from petroleum, using recycled fibres greatly reduces the fossil fuel-based inputs needed to manufacture polyester. Whilst also helping to divert old garments from landfills – in perpetuity! Compared to incinerating old garments and extracting and transporting virgin raw materials (oil and natural gas) using recycled polyester can reduce CO2 emissions by 71%. (Patagonia Common Threads)
Riz are pioneers of a circular business model. They make shorts from recycled materials that will last a really long time, and then reduce waste through repair, rewear and finally recycling.
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