Living in North Korea can’t be much of a picnic, but a new line of attire issued by the state very well could be. The clothes are not only meant to keep the wearer warm but well-fed.
According to a quote from the state clothing catalog via the British tabloid The Sun explains:
Clothing made of artificial flannelette fabrics composed of trace elements such as protein, amino acids, fruit juice, magnesium, iron and calcium can be eaten to avoid starvation.
The coats are aimed at “people engaged in sailing, exploration and mountain climbing” who may get into difficulty and need rescuing.
The clothes were produced by Kim’s Clothing Research Centre, which is under the “Foodstuffs and Daily Necessities Research Institute.”
There’s no word on whether the garments come in different flavors or how they taste.