Viral news site SickChirpse launches debut merch range

The ‘cult hit not best-seller’ news outlet answers fan demand with the launch of its first wave of merchandise, including Pride t-shirts, 420-friendly backpacks and baby bibs

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 04.07.2019 | Entertainment

Viral news site SickChirpse launches debut merch range thumbnail

Alternative news outlet Sick Chirpse has launched its first collection of merchandise, featuring apparel and accessories guaranteed to get you through whatever messed up headline is dominating the news.

Known for holding no punches in tackling the daily headlines, Sick Chirpse draws a vast and varied audience that epitomise its tagline: ‘Cult hit not best-seller’. Although that sells the site somewhat short considering millions visit every month, and more than 500,000 Facebook fans share the outlet’s razor sharp take on the world’s weirdest and wildest stories every day.

Emblazoned with the Sick Chirpse logo, fans can choose from a range of t-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, bobble hats, caps and bucket hats.

There’s even a baby bib for its youngest readers, a 420-friendly backpack with a ganja-leaf print design, and stickers for fans to customise their laptops and phone cases.

“We get some weird requests at the Sick Chirpse office, like, really weird – just read our infamous weekly confessions column if you don’t believe me,” says Sick Chirpse creator and Editor-in-Chief, Tim. “But one question we’re constantly asked is: ‘When are you guys doing merch’. Well we’ve done it now, so you can stop asking us every day!

“I’ve been flexing in our Sick Chirpse bucket hat all week because of the sun and seeing my first Sick Chirpse t-shirt in the wild last week was awesome. My personal favourite is the Pride t-shirt. We’re big supporters of our LGBT community, so it was important for us to reflect that in our first merchandise roll out, despite it being focused on the essentials.

“We know you’re going to be sneaking on the site when your boss isn’t looking anyway, so while you’re there, head over to the store and treat yourself to some lit new threads.

Wondering whether a cheeky trip to the official Nando’s festival is a good idea? Sick Chirpse has you covered. What about the unlikely on-going grudge match between Gazza and Snoop D O double-g, or that time people were making cheese out of celebrity belly button fluff?

The Sick Chirpse store is now live with special offers to celebrate the launch.

BLE19 Preview: Mattel thumbnail

BLE19 Preview: Mattel

Barbie, Hot Wheels and the 75th anniversary of Thomas & Friends in 2020 make for a strong showing as the ...

The Elf on the Shelf counts down to Christmas thumbnail

The Elf on the Shelf counts down to Christmas

With 100 days to go, the family-favourite brand is gearing up for its biggest festive season to date, including renewed ...

Bamford times watch collab to Popeye anniversary thumbnail

Bamford times watch collab to Popeye anniversary

The special-edition, luxury watch created in collaboration with King Features commemorates Popeye’s 90th anniversary and is limited to just 50-pieces

Press Releases

Milkshake picks up Pirata & Capitan S2 thumbnail

Milkshake picks up Pirata & Capitan S2

UK kids’ block acquires second series of the Millimages pre-school animation after successful first run

Moorcroft is Chelsea’s Choice thumbnail

Moorcroft is Chelsea’s Choice

Moorcroft and RHS present the limited-edition vase Chelsea’s Choice, celebrating Chelsea Flower Show 18 Plant of the Year

Henson back catalogue hits Amazon thumbnail

Henson back catalogue hits Amazon

More than 100 days’ of The Jim Henson Company’s content including Fraggle Rock now streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Pingu cooks up creative competition thumbnail

Pingu cooks up creative competition

Readers of lifestyle mag Lettuce Club are tasked with inventing tasty Pingu-themed recipes