About this project
We aren’t talking about rash guards or nylon hiking shorts—our goal is to provide you with apparel that reflects your personal style while helping to prevent skin damage from harmful UV rays.
Aside from wanting to protect against premature aging, 1 out of every 5 people in America will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. Founder & President, Summer Kramer, is a skin-cancer survivor who searched in vain for chic UPF clothing after her diagnosis. When she couldn’t find street wear that met her needs, she started SUMMERSKIN.
Our luxury fabrics are untreated—other companies that manufacture sun-protective clothing achieve the UPF 50+ rating with chemical additives. We do not.
Summer spent years finding the best fabrics, worked with leading testing labs, and the result is high-end, flattering fabrics (cottons, Tencel, and bamboo blends) that naturally protect your skin.
By utilizing classic silhouettes, SUMMERSKIN clothing and accessories provides sun protection that fits your modern lifestyle.
With your support we can make our dream a reality!
The SUMMERSKIN Beach Kit can be provided as the full kit or split into individual items (see Our Rewards to the right).
The $50 Reward
The $70 Reward
The $99 Rewards
The $100 Reward
The $115 Reward
The $160 Reward
The $175 Reward
- Many thanks and more to the team at Buck Studio!
- Project Video Song: "Let's Go" - The Blues and Greys. Special thanks to Benjamin Sweet at Wednesday Records.
- Behind the Scenes Song: "Tell You Why" - The Pietasters.Thank you Pietasters! All of my love to you and my family!
Risks and challenges
We are committed to keeping all production in the US, and supporting other small businesses in the process. Our challenges could potentially include production timelines, but we will remain in contact with our amazing backers and provide updates as frequently as we can. Our goal is to help lower the incidence of skin cancer, and SUMMERSKIN apparel is our contribution to this goal. We feel confident in our estimated delivery dates and want you to be in your SUMMERSKIN as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
SUMMERSKIN is currently a women's wear line, but we plan to expand to men's and children's as soon as we are able. We need your help! Keep spreading the word so we can bring our men's wear line to production soon!
After April 30th, and the Kickstarter campaign has been successfully funded, we will send out an email and survey to all of our amazing backers to collect all of the information needed to get you your chosen SUMMERSKIN reward. We will also collect your shipping address at this time. Until then, keep spreading the word!
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates the labeling of sun-protective clothing. Clothes with less than a UPF 15 cannot be labeled as sun-protective. A standard white cotton T-shirt typically has a UPF 5-7. SUMMERSKIN products are dermatologist recommended and independently tested and certified for their labeled UPF. Most SUMMERSKIN products are certified at a UPF 50+, blocking over 98% of UV rays, which is the highest UPF rating allowed by the FTC.
The UPF of fabric is effected by the thickness of the fabric, the tightness of the weave and the color, the darker the color the more inherent the sun-protection. The trick is to balance the sun-protective qualities with the comfort and style of the fabric.
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