Lusungu is a loose-fitting blouse, with a button front for a relaxed look great for work or everyday wear. 

The shirt features a black Peter Pan collar, contrasting buttons and a pleated cuffs for an interesting style accent! 

Lusungu has: 

  • a contrasting button front featuring handmade coconut buttons

  • a back yoke for a gentle drape

  • a simple pleated cuff with half sleeves


Lusungu is available in any of my polka dot fabrics. Check out the galleries below, and send me the name of the fabric you like during checkout. 

Each fabric is exclusive to you and your piece, as well as being bespoke to your measurements - so every piece of clothing is completely unique.  

Click each image to read their individual stories - where they’re from, their sustainability stories, and the ethics behind their production. 

Styling Tip

Pair Lusungu with plain jeans or trousers, or monochrome accessories to highlight the fabric of your top. Or pick a contrasting colour and layer up! 

Lusungu also looks great with the Vivienne skirt! 

How to Order

  1. Choose between a piece made to your general size or in your exact measurements. Check out our inclusive and body-positive size charts here.

  2. Choose your fabric. 

If you can’t decide or need some help, just let me know. If you have a favourite colour, this can help me narrow down a selection for your piece. 

Please allow up to two weeks to complete your Lusungu top, plus delivery. I’ll keep you updated throughout the process, of course. 

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Who made it? Who designed it? 

Everything at Syra Brownlock is made and designed by me - from the sketches to the pattern to the outfit in your hands. 

Everything is made to order to ensure minimal waste, and is made according to your style and size. 

I use only ethically-sourced fabrics, and even materials like buttons and zips. Everything is sustainable, fairly traded, handmade, spun or dyed, or environmentally-friendly. Along with your creation you'll also receive a card with details of everything that's gone into it, so you know your purchase supports your values.

About Lusungu

This blouse is named after Lusungu Mudondo, a cutting-edge Zambian designer who loves working with heritage African textiles, specifically Chitenge. I love the dramatic angles and colours she uses!