Announcement   Summertime Somewhere by Rachel Rector
Spring 2018 Swimwear Collection & Lookbook

Launched in April 2018, the collection features prints designed in-house and digitally printed in small batches in the USA using eco-friendly, non-toxic inks. Swimwear silhouettes are fit with an eye for minimalism, effortless sex appeal, style and comfort. The Summertime Somewhere woman is captivating, strong and wild at heart. She travels with the wind, always believing that "way leads on to way" (The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost). Summertime Somewhere is designed & photographed by Rachel Rector.

www.summertimesomewhere.com
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Last updated on May 19, 2018

Summertime Somewhere by Rachel Rector
Spring 2018 Swimwear Collection & Lookbook

Launched in April 2018, the collection features prints designed in-house and digitally printed in small batches in the USA using eco-friendly, non-toxic inks. Swimwear silhouettes are fit with an eye for minimalism, effortless sex appeal, style and comfort. The Summertime Somewhere woman is captivating, strong and wild at heart. She travels with the wind, always believing that "way leads on to way" (The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost). Summertime Somewhere is designed & photographed by Rachel Rector.

www.summertimesomewhere.com
@shopsummertimesomewhere

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Summertime Somewhere - Swimwear by Rachel Rector

Launched in April 2018, the collection features prints designed in-house and digitally printed in small batches in the USA using eco-friendly, non-toxic inks. Swimwear silhouettes are fit with an eye for minimalism, effortless sex appeal, style and comfort. The Summertime Somewhere woman is captivating, strong and wild at heart. She travels with the wind, always believing that "way leads on to way" (The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost). Summertime Somewhere is designed & photographed by Rachel Rector.

About Rachel Rector, creative director & designer

I created Summertime Somewhere as a way to merge my years of experience in the fashion industry as a designer, seamstress, production manager and teacher with my passions for textiles, analog photography, creative direction and branding. Through Summertime Somewhere, I am manifesting a career that encourages travel, exploration, curiosity, collaboration and autonomy. I strive to produce beautiful, high quality swimwear that makes my customer feel like her best self, while having a low impact on the environment.

The Spring 2018 lookbook was shot on 35mm film while on vacation in Cartagena, Colombia. Some photos were shot among the beautiful Caribbean blues and white sands of Playa Blanca, while others were captured in the hallway of our airbnb, or while enjoying the sunset from a rooftop hot tub. The marriage of design, travel and photography is the lifeblood of my process.

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Last updated on May 19, 2018
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Sizing details

Swim (in inches)
Size Bust Waist Hips
XS 28"-31" 22"-24" 28"-33"
S 32"-35" 24"-27" 34"-37"
M 36"-39" 28"-31" 38"-41"
L 40"-43" 32"-35" 42"-45"

Tips for accurate measuring: Wear non-constricting clothing (like a soft bralette or bodysuit), stand up straight in front of a mirror, and use a soft tape measure. Measure around the fullest part of your bust and hips, and the most narrow area of your waist. Don't pull the tape too tight or measure too loosely, hold the tape snuggly while allowing some room to breathe.

If you are outside of the sizing range or are unsure which size to order please email us at shopsummertimesomewhere@gmail.com with your measurements and the style(s) you wish to purchase.

Where is Summertime Somewhere manufactured?

All swimwear is cut and sewn-to-order at our workshop in Gainesville, Florida. Fabrics are designed in-house and printed in the USA. We're passionate about producing high quality garments that fit beautifully and will last through many travels. Attention to detail is our top priority. Our team is highly skilled in sewing and construction and we love to create swimwear for you.

Is Summertime Somewhere produced sustainably?

Summertime Somewhere is slow-fashion, so each item is made-to-order or produced in small runs in an effort to reduce material waste. Our fabrics are printed using a digital process that consumes zero water and utilizes eco-friendly, non-toxic inks.

How long will it take for my order to be made?

Please allow up to 2-6 weeks for us to cut, sew and process your order before shipping. You will be notified when we ship your order. Need it sooner? Let me know and I will try to accommodate your expedited request (rush charges may apply).

How do I choose a size for my order?

While wearing non-constricting clothing (like a soft bralette or bodysuit), use a measuring tape to find your bust, waist, and hip measurements (in inches) and compare to the size chart. Tips for accurate measuring: measure across the fullest part of your bust and hips, and the most narrow area of your waist. Don't pull the tape too tight or measure too loosely, hold the tape snuggly while allowing some room to breathe.

If you are outside of the sizing range or are unsure which size to order please email us at shopsummertimesomewhere@gmail.com with your measurements and the style(s) you wish to purchase.

How do I wash my swimsuit?

Thank you for your purchase. Each swimsuit is handmade especially for you so please treat it with care by rinsing in cold water after use and air drying flat. You may spot treat stains with a gentle soap but please avoid bleach, detergent, or other chemicals. Enjoy your suit, but be conscientious where you sit while wearing to avoid snags from rocks or rough surfaces.

How are orders shipped?

Orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. We ship worldwide. Please let us know if you need an item by a specific date.

We are happy to accept exchanges (no refunds) on purchases as long as they meet the following conditions:

-Items must be returned to us within 10 days of receiving your order

-Garments must be unworn, unwashed, and unaltered in any way with the tags still attached

-Soiled, damaged or compromised merchandise will not be accepted, so please exercise caution when trying on garments (we kindly ask that you try on swimwear over your underwear and be mindful of lotions, makeup, etc)

-Sale items are FINAL SALE

-Because we are a small boutique and each item is made-to-order for you, refunds are not possible

-Summertime Somewhere is not responsible for return shipping costs or liable for lost exchange packages; accordingly, we recommend shipping exchange items back with tracking and insurance to ensure they arrive safely