Thanks for the reply Mauro.
This has actually ended up being a good, informative thread IMO. As a consumer it's good to hear what the view is like from those who are actually in the trenches.
You should try hooking up with the Harris Tweed Hebrides people. They are flexible, and very into working with new designers.
Just as a hypothetical, do you think that a different pricing model, where garments had lower RRPs, would lead to less discounting and ultimately higher...