Thank you for your responses...
A choice of colours...wow...I agree with the need to use neutral colours. I wasn't aware of the black when I made that post. What put me off that off-white was the fact that my brain linked it to all those horrible putty coloured computer devices we lived with for years . I'd recommend a fresh, bright white...a bit more modern.
As for colours...let me think about that...for production purposes you might want to check out the colour forecasts available through the Pantone site.
A limited run of colours would be magnifitastic...hey, I'm happy to take a broken prototype off your hands just to play with the outerwear (a working one would be way better!).
I'm already designing my blog page to post the images. At least that will give you a showcase of original designs up before your product hits the stores. I have an idea for a high end original designer showcase site and a more funky diy site. It all depends on you getting one of those babies in my hands though guys!
Can you put the flat pattern up soon? bunnie said he thought there was an early version up but the site seems to say it is coming soon. Can it be in a format I can open? I can't access the CAD formatted files from home.