The SUMMERSKIN journey began in 2007, when founder Summer Kramer was diagnosed with melanoma on her lower left leg. Fortunately, she caught the cancerous mole very early, but it changed her life forever.
Following the surgery, and at her dermatologists recommendation, Summer rolled down her sleeves and started an exhaustive search for fun, stylish sun protective clothing.To her dismay, all she could find were clothes that were either specifically designed for an outdoor activity -- like running or surfing -- or styles that targeted an older demographic.
What she wanted was stylish apparel that would protect her skin from harmful UV rays, while still maintaining a sense of versatility and expression. Something she 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.

Meet Summer

“Personal style comes from within. It's when the woman, her individuality and spirit come through. She uses clothes to express who she is and how she feels.”   – Donna Karan

Being diagnosed with melanoma at the young age of 26, I found myself in the position of limited UPF apparel options and thus being forced to choose between my health and my style – not something that would earn my or Donna Karan’s approval.

Now, almost 14 years later, I am the mother of an amazing 10 year old daughter who considers sunscreen her “makeup” and proudly gets ready with me every morning. She reminds me every day about how precious we all are.

My motto in life and in business is to “follow the path of happiness.” Find your people, your style, your passion and embrace them with all your heart.