Spice Girls launch limited edition clothing range for Comic Relief

You’re going to really, really want it all

(Spice Girls/Comic Relief
(Spice Girls/Comic Relief

Following the announcement of the Spice Girls reunion tour last week, the foursome are now planning a fashion range.

During their appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, the girl band revealed that they are launching a limited edition clothing range which will include a T-shirt, sweatshirt and hoodie emblazoned with the hashtag #IWANNABEASPICEGIRL – a play on their 1996 hit single Wannabe.

The good news doesn’t stop there; Emma, Melanie C, Mel B and Geri also announced that 100 per cent of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to Comic Relief’s Gender Justice fund, which helps champion equality for women and girls in the UK.

Comic Relief has been funding programmes tackling gender-based sexual and domestic violence, and supporting women and girl’s empowerment since it began in 1985.

It says that this money will help us to continue supporting organisations doing such fantastic work to help drive change.

“Equality and the movement of people power has always been at the heart of the band. It is about equality for all, 'every boy and every girl’," said the Spice Girls in a statement.

“We recently found out that charities focused on issues faced by women don’t get the funding that they desperately need, so launching a campaign to raise funds for these issues is incredibly important to us and an area we want to support.”

The collection is available to buy now at Represent and will only be on sale for three weeks.

#IWANNABEASPICEGIRL Limited Edition Charity Tee, £19.40, & Youth Tee, £17.07, Represent

Liz Warner, chief executive of Comic Relief, said that the Spice Girls are a perfect match for the collaboration given their shared passion for girl power.

“Right now, this movement for equality is uniting the world in the most spectacular way and this very generous gift is going to help us support even more organisations fighting for the rights of women and girls here in the UK,” she said.

#IWANNABEASPICEGIRL Limited Edition Pullover Sweatshirt, £31.04, Represent

“We are proud to be the ones to take this forward with the Spice Girls and look forward to seeing the difference we can make together.”

This isn’t the first time the girl band has joined forces with Comic Relief. In 1997, the Spice Girls’ single Who Do You Think You Are became the charity’s official song.

#IWANNABEASPICEGIRL Limited Edition Pullover Hoodie, £31.04, Represent

To coincide with the campaign, the group filmed a video with the Sugar Lumps – a satirical version of the band that was played by Kathy Burke, Dawn French, Llewella Gideon, Lulu, and Jennifer Saunders.

Similarly, Victoria Beckham – who isn’t joining the band on their reunion tour – launched her own Spice Girls charity T-shirt to help Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day back in April.

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