Fabric Consumption Calculation for Polo Shirt

Fabric Consumption Calculation Method for Knitted Polo Shirt

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

 

Fabric consumption:

Fabric consumption is a common term in garments merchandising sector. You can easily reduce the fabric wastage if you can make an accurate consumption of that order. Accurate fabric consumption is proportional to order profit.

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As its importance in garments merchandising, today I will discuss about the method of fabric consumption calculation for polo shirt. Hope it will be very effective for you.

Parts of polo shirt

Parts of polo shirt

Method of Fabric Consumption Calculation for Knitted Polo Shirt:

Before going to the consumption calculation, you have to identify the every parts of a knitted polo shirt. A knitted polo shirt consists with the following parts-

  1. Body parts (Body + Sleeve),
  2. Collar,
  3. Cuff,
  4. Pocket,
  5. Half-moon.

But pocket and half moon is totally depends on the buyer, if the buyer advised about it, then you have to do that.

Suppose,
H & M forwards a knitted polo shirt item order (10000pcs) to you with following specification.

  1. 100% cotton single jersey fabric for body parts (Body + Sleeve), Half-moon and Pocket. Where fabric GSM is 160.
  2. 1 × 1 Rib fabric for collar and Cuff. Where the fabric GSM is 230.

Follow the below measurement chart.

Now, find out the fabric consumption for the above order.

So, in the below, now I will present the total fabric consumption method for the above order in part by part:

1. Fabric consumption for Body parts (Body +Sleeve):
Here, we will follow the following formula (per dozen),Fabric consumption for Body parts (Body +Sleeve)
= 2.48kg per dozen.

So, fabric consumption for Body parts (Body +Sleeve) is 2.48kg per dozen.

2. Fabric consumption for Collar:
Here, we will follow the following formula (per dozen),Fabric consumption for Collar

= 0.12144kg per dozen.

So, fabric consumption for Collar is 0.12144kg per dozen.

3. Fabric consumption for Cuff:
Here, we will follow the following formula (per dozen),Fabric consumption for Cuff

= 0.072kg per dozen.

So, fabric consumption for Cuff is 0.072kg per dozen.

4. Fabric consumption for Pocket:
Here, we will follow the following formula (per dozen),Fabric consumption for Pocket

= 0.03kg per dozen.

So, fabric consumption for Pocket is 0.03kg per dozen.

5. Fabric consumption for Half- moon:
Here, we will follow the following formula (per dozen),Fabric consumption for Half- moon

= 0.04kg per dozen.

So, fabric consumption for Half- moon is 0.04kg per dozen.

Now, total amount of cotton single jersey fabric needed for this order is (per dozen),

= [{Fabric consumptions for Body parts (Body +Sleeve) + Fabric consumptions for Pocket + Fabric consumption for Half- moon} + wastage (10%)]

= {(2.48+ 0.03+ 0.04) kg + 10%}
= 2.55kg + 10%
= 2.805kg per dozen

So, for 10000pcs (833.33 dozen) polo shirts, cotton single jersey fabric needed (2.805 × 833.33) = 2337.5kg

And,
Total amount of (1 × 1) Rib fabric needed for this order is (per dozen),
= {(Fabric consumptions for Collar + Fabric consumptions for Cuff) + wastage (10%)}
= {(0.12144 + 0.072) kg + 10%}
= (0.19344kg + 10%)
= 0.213kg per dozen.

So, for 10000pcs (833.33 dozen) polo shirts, (1 × 1) Rib fabric needed (0.213 × 833.33) = 177.50kg.

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