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Slug pelt apparel

Create clothes out of the skins of slugs.
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There is already a thriving industry dedicated to killing slugs (any UK gardener will know how destructive unchecked slugs can be on your plants). This seems wasteful to me, and a useful by product could be to make use of the (dead) slugs skins, in the same way the (thanklfully) less popular mink pelts were used to adorn the bodies of the rich and famous. Slug pelts would be a natural by product of the gardening process, so could provide the luxury image of real animal skin apparel, combined with the 'Green' reputaion of its natural supply of raw materials.

One problem, you would need to make sure you didnt spill any salt on said clothing, salt tends to dissolve slugs.

jh84169, Jul 07 2003

(?) Baked http://www.industri...es/riobravoexot.htm
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       Sorry, but I'm not wearing anything made out of dead slugs. Ugh.
saker, Jul 07 2003
  

       You can make leather out of just about anything, so I guess it's possible with snail skins. Not much point, tho, given how tiny the things are. But see link (the pedants out there will need to keep a firm hold on their spellcheckers).
DrCurry, Jul 07 2003
  

       Heh.   

       "Slug is murder."   

       I'm going to be chuckling about that all day.   

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rapid transit, Jul 07 2003
  

       Kinky. +
sartep, Jul 07 2003
  

       Yick.
bristolz, Jul 07 2003
  

       The miracle genetic engineering could lead to bovine sized slugs. Do you know how many slugs died to make that blazer? I'd rather go naked than wear Slugther.
LabRat, Jul 07 2003
  

       Yo, slimeline wet wear.
FarmerJohn, Jul 07 2003
  

       slug pellets in the pocket, just in case one or two of these slimy things started wriggling. pellets? hmmmm.
po, Jul 07 2003
  

       Might help to keep personal interaction with aunties and such to a minimum.

Auntie: "Hello <Insert Name>, come here so I can give you a big hug and kiss."
Me: "Did I mention I have this slug-leather coat?"
Auntie: "Aaaarggh!! Yuk!"....<runs off to molest sibblings>
silverstormer, Jul 09 2003
  

       Kind of redefines the "Lil' Slugger" hat, doesn't it?
thumbwax, Jul 09 2003
  

       So if the coat had tails, would it leave a slime trail?? Now THAT would be cool!
Dustoff, Jul 16 2003
  

       Environmentally sound leather source, doesn't consume acres of former rainforest burned for use as grassland. [+]
nuclear hobo, May 19 2007
  

       Are you kidding? Have you ever seen what slugs can do to a garden overnight?   

       Slug motorcycle leathers - when you go down you just slide.
normzone, May 20 2007
  
      
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