How to Calculate Fabric Consumption for Brief or Shorts?

Fabric Consumption of Brief or Shorts in Apparel Sector:
Fabric consumption is one of the major key points in apparel export business. Accurate fabric consumption is directly proportional to the profit percentage of apparel export order. So, apparel merchandisers must have to follow the proper consumption calculation method with actual fabric consumption formula.

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Fabric Consumption Method for Brief or Shorts in Clothing Industry:

Find out the fabric consumption for 10000pcs all over printed “Outer elastic brief or shorts” by following the given measurement chart and fabric specifications.

Fabric Specifications:
  • Fabric- 100% cotton single jersey
  • G.S.M- 170
Fabric consumption for shorts or brief
Fig: Fabric consumption for shorts or brief
Solution:
Fabric Consumption or Apparel Weight Calculation for Brief or Shorts:
During fabric consumption or apparel weight calculation for brief or shorts, the below law or formula has to apply:

Fabric consumption for one piece shorts or brief,

    {(1/2 Seat + S.A) × (T.L – E.W + S.A) × G.S.M × 2}
= ……………………………………………….....….……….           …….. (A)
                                    10000

Here,
E.W stands for Elastic width of shorts,
T.L stands for Total length of brief or shorts,
S.A stands for Seam allowance of brief.

Now,
We get from equation- (A), by considering 3% seam allowance,

Apparel weight calculation or fabric consumption for S size shorts or brief,

    {((36+3) × (28-4+3) × 170×2}
= ……………………………………….
                    10000

= 35.80gms
= 0.036kg

So,
Apparel weight or fabric consumption for one piece shorts or brief stands at 0.036kg.

Now,
For 10000pcs brief or shorts, fabric needs,
= (Fabric consumption for one piece brief × Order quantity)
= (0.036kg × 10000pcs)
= 358.02kgs.

So,
Fabric consumption for 10000pcs brief or shorts stands at 358.02kgs.