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.