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sonnet lunar jacket


lj struthers

The lj struthers heritage indigo project is an exploration of this wonder of nature and the rich cultural history around it. The cultivation of Indigofera in its many species, the fermentation of the leaves, the alchemy of oxidation as it saturates natural fibres- these processes span millennia, and the shades of blue produced, from green to purple-tinged, have bewitched many a maker.

Our very special lj struthers garments have been painstakingly pieced from antique and vintage plant dyed textiles, hand-sourced in person across India and Japan. Secreted away in our fabric archive, these indigo cottons are now reinvented in original designs, cut and sewn right here in our studio. Every patch embodies a history of use and reuse, beauty and function. Every item is unique. Yours is the only one…

The sonnet lunar jacket is a longline piece with a simple, unstructured opening and two side inseam pockets. Its generous cropped sleeves have deep cuffs which we like to fold back, keeping the silhouette unrestrictive and dynamic. At the back of the jacket, a crescent yoke with a pleat detail creates gently gathered volume for easy movement.

In this extraordinary fabric, the sonnet lunar jacket promises years of luxuriant wear with a dash of spirit-lifting drama.

Please refer to the measurements for length and if you prefer a more cropped profile, try our shorter lunar jacket, the haiku.

designed and made in Hobart

colour : iris, lapis, acacia
pattern : small horizontal stripes
fabric : midweight cotton kantha
measurements : 
  • length 86cm
  • sleeve 52cm

care instructions : 

  • This piece is made from vintage indigo fabric, small imperfections and some minor variations in colour are part of its heritage- please refer to the photographs for detail.
  • Hand wash in cold water separately to avoid dye transfer, avoiding use of stain removers or spot cleaning.
  • Natural indigo dye may sometimes transfer colour to lighter fabrics.
  • Iron on reverse of garment.