Recycled Materials
Riz

Braunton Short - Polka Urchin

£100.00

‘All day’ swim shorts designed for the city and the sea

White on Indigo

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Material

100% Recycled Plastic Bottles

Fit
Specifications

Quick-dry material
Longer length, 17.5” outseam
Slanted side pockets
Double popper flats front closure
Zip Fly
Secure inner drawcord

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. 

Group 21
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

Riz's most versatile short, with a subtle yet tasteful print. The Braunton short is cut like a pair of tailored shorts but with a curved waist to help with extra movement. Designed to be worn wet or dry, this short is as happy in the sea as on the streets.
 

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

Size & fit: 17.5" outseam | Slim fit - If you are in between sizes we recommend buying the size up as this style fits slim.

    When was the last time you measured your waist? We know it's not something guys generally do but your jean size is NOT your short size. Jeans often measure 2 inches larger than they say.

    To ensure you get the RIGHT SIZE FIRST TIME, we recommend you measure your natural waist. 

    Riz shorts measure just slightly larger than waist size for comfort. Wear your normal size. ‘All day’ swim shorts designed for the city and the sea

    Product Footprint

    Product Footprint

    Strong Points

    Use of recycled materials
    B-Corp member
    Long-term relationship with suppliers

    Riz Braunton Short - Polka Urchin 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

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