My SUMMERSKIN™ journey began in 2007, when I was diagnosed with melanoma on my lower left leg. Fortunately, I followed my intuition and caught the cancerous mole very early, but it changed my life forever.
Following the surgery, my dermatologist recommended that I wear sun protective clothing whenever I planned on being outside. So I rolled down my sleeves and started an exhaustive search for fun, fashionable sun-protective clothing.
To my dismay, all I could find were clothes that were either specifically designed for an outdoor activity--like running or surfing--or styles that were targeting an older demographic.
What I wanted was fashionable apparel that would protect my skin from harmful UV rays, while still maintaining a sense of style, versatility, and expression. Something I could feel confident wearing to a picnic or an outdoor function, or just walking around the city.
And just like that, the idea for SUMMERSKIN was born. Today, the company combines high-end luxury fabrics composed of natural cottons, Tencel, and bamboo/cotton blends with a research and development process that is backed by a licensed pharmacist and skin cancer survivor.
Our fabrics are luxurious, breathable, and most of all comfortable--I love them and I know you will too!
By utilizing classic silhouettes and fun fashion pieces, SUMMERSKIN clothing and accessories provide sun protection and easy, every day style.
The way we live and play in the
sun is changing.
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Summer A. Kramer, PharmD
Founder & President