How to Garment Analysis Before Order Confirmation

By | April 2, 2016

How to Analysis a Garment Before Order Confirmation

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]



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

Garment analysis in apparel industry

Garment analysis in 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 in the 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, garment buyer passes the measurement chart to the apparel merchandiser. By following this measurement chart, manufacturers have to make the garments.

2. Size ratio:

Size ratio is another important point of garment analysis in 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:

Color of garment is confirmed by the buyers. After receiving the color code or pantone number, garment merchandiser has to do lab dip for the definite color and approve 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 dollar to sustain their brand’s quality. As a result, garment merchandiser should confirm about different types of key matters which directly affected on 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, apparel merchandiser should have excellent idea about the trimmings and accessories required for manufacturing the garments. Otherwise order profit will be decreased. it is one of the important point 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 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 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. Garment merchandiser should confirm the production time and delivery date for the order by discussing with the garments production personnel.

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4 thoughts on “How to Garment Analysis Before Order Confirmation

  1. R.Amin

    May I have a list of Fabrics buyer and Yarn buyer to offer our Fabrics and Yarn.


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