BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — While sunshine is essential for your body to process vitamin D, UV radiation can quickly damage your skin, no matter your skin tone.

Since August is Skin Safety Awareness Month, WFXR News’ Amanda Kenney and Evan Johnson spoke with Erica Feggeler, a Virginia Tech grad who launched a clothing line specifically to help protect people against ultraviolet rays.

Feggeler discussed how her mother’s melanoma diagnosis inspired her to create Low Ultraviolet (L.U.V.) clothing, how a Virginia Tech start-up competition gave her the money she needed to bring her idea to reality, and what her clothing line offers.

If you want to check out the clothes sold by L.U.V., follow this link.