# Textile Calculation

## Sweater Costing Process

Sweater Costing Process
Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Email: mayedul07@gmail.com

Sweater Costing:
For sweater costing, first should make a sample as per buyer requirement. Sample is made to middle size of customer specification. Then weight that sweater & multiply the weight with 12 pcs to know the weight of per dozen sweaters. Then add wastage percentage.

Example:
Calculate the factory merchandising pricing (costing) of a Men’s sweater with Crew neck, Saddle shoulder, long sleeve, all over 4 lines (normal) diamond and 8 lines fancy cables. Yarn type- 100 % Acrylic, price \$ 1.96 / lb, required yarn – 16 lbs /dzn, gauge- 3G . Shipment will be 30th June 2015.

Given,

Yarn Price = \$1.96
Required Yarn = 16 lbs/ dzn
Yarn = Acrylic
Required Gauge = 3 G
Season = Peak as delivery 30th June
Wastage = 6%
Cost of Manufacturer (CM)= \$ 22 / dzn

Design
4 lines diamond (normal) = \$ 1 x4 = \$4
8 lines cabels (fancy) = \$ 0.5 x 8 = \$4
Total = \$8

Style
Saddle sleeve = \$0.50/dzn
Commercial = \$ 4/ dzn

Assessment :

Yarn price = \$ 1.96 x 16 = \$ 31.36

Yarn Wastage = \$1.96 x 16x6% = \$ 1.88

Cost of Manufacturer (CM) = \$ 22.00

Styling and Designing = \$ 8.00

Trims usual = \$ 4.00

Commercial charge = \$ 4.00

Total = \$ 71.24 /dzn

Hence the sweater price is \$71.24/dzn. (ANS)