How to Garment Analysis Before Order Confirmation

How to Analysis a Garment Before Order Confirmation?

A garment merchandiser faces too much pressure before confirmation of a garment export order. During this time he has to analyze different matters related to the garments costing. This article has shown a garment analysis method that is strongly followed in the readymade garment industry.

Garment analysis in apparel industry

Fig: Garment analysis in the apparel industry

Garment Analysis Method Followed in Apparel Industry:

There are various key points of garment analysis, especially in the apparel export business. Those points have mentioned below:

  1. Measurement chart,
  2. Size ratio,
  3. Color,
  4. Quality of garments,
  5. List of trimmings and accessories required,
  6. Fabric consumption per dozen,
  7. Cost of garments per dozen,
  8. Determination of production time and delivery date.

All the above key points have explained in the following:

1. Measurement chart:

It is the first step of garment analysis for the apparel export order. Here, a garment buyer passes the measurement chart to the apparel merchandiser. By following this measurement chart, manufacturers have to make the garments.

2. Size ratio:

The size ratio is another important point of garment analysis in the garments export business. Size ratio consists of XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL, etc. It is normally confirmed by the buyers. It can be S: M: L:: 1:2:1. It’s just an example.

3. Color:

The color of the garment is confirmed by the buyers. After receiving the color code or Pantone number, the garment merchandiser has to do a lab dip for the definite color and approval from the buyer. It’s too much needy for the colored garments. It should be done by maintaining various precautions.

4. Quality of garments:

In this modern garment export business, quality plays an important role. Buyers are invested a lot of dollars to sustain their brand’s quality. As a result, garment merchandiser should confirm about different types of key matters which directly affected garments quality such as measurement tolerance, fabric strength, seam strength, fabric defects, garment defects, etc.  Quality has too much impact on garment analysis.

5. List of trimmings and accessories required:

Before garments order confirmation, the apparel merchandiser should have an excellent idea about the trimmings and accessories required for manufacturing the garments. Otherwise, order profit will be decreased. it is one of the important points of garment analysis.

6. Fabric consumption per dozen:

Garments’ profit totally depends on fabric consumption. As a result, it is too much important for a garment merchandiser to calculate accurate fabric consumption for the garments by following a measurement chart. Normally it’s calculated in dozen.

7. Cost of garments per dozen:

After calculating fabric consumption, garments costing should be done by the apparel merchandiser. Cost of garments includes fabric cost, trimmings and accessories cost, washing cost, printing cost, dyeing cost, embroidery cost, and others. It is also very important to point of garment analysis.

8. Determination of production time and delivery date:

It is the last key point of garment analysis for a garment export order. The garment merchandiser should confirm the production time and delivery date for the order by discussing with the garments production personnel.


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