5 Android Apps for Textile and Garment Manufacturing and Fashion Professionals

Garment and textile experts and industrialists still talk about the application of IT in the garment and textile industry, while many Android Apps (tools) are developed and available for free to make many critical calculations easier and faster.

I found 5 useful mobile Apps that may be helpful to your day to day works. Following Android Apps are available on Google Play for download. To download apps and know how to use those Apps click on the tools. To download these Apps you must have Google account and account should be synchronized with your mobile.

Update 14/07/2016: All these listed apps are deleted from the Google Play store.
For the latest updates about Android apps for apparel professionals please visit Google Play store

1. Fabric GSM Calculator (Free Apps)

This is mainly used for calculating the GSM (Grams per Square Meter) of Woven Fabrics. This converter can be used for Textile Students, Textile Technicians in Textile Industries, Textile Traders and other Textile-related fields.

2. Yarn Count Converter (Free Apps)

You can convert yarn numbering from one system to other important systems like Denier, Tex, Metric, French and English Cotton Counts.

This is mainly used for cotton, silk, woolen, polyester, nylon, yarns.

This converter can be used for Textile Students, Textile Technicians in Textile Industries, Textile Traders and other Textile related fields. 

3. Fabric Reconciliation (Free Apps)

Fabric Reconciliation App is a tool to calculate fabric consumption and waste for a garment production order.
Free App features:-
  • Free evaluation period of 5 order calculations.
  • Waste and consumption study report (3D Pie-chart report).
  • In-app upgrade option. 

4. Cut Order Plan (Free Apps)

Cut-Order Plan is a tool used in garment industry for making cut plan. Features of this apps as mentioned by developer.
  • It handles single fabric at a time
  • Works for minimum marker possibilities.
  • Option to add contingency and end-bits
  • Creates marker with the number of plies and lays required and the sizes that should be used.
  • Generates PDF report on request and sends a notification. 

5. Textile Fabric Costing (Paid Apps)

This calculator is used to calculate the cost of Grey / Greige, Dyed, Printed, and Processed woven fabrics. This calculation is based on mainly with 100% Cotton (Ne - English System) yarn. But this is suitable to all types of yarns made from different kinds of Fibers like Silk, Woolen, Polyester, Nylon, Rayon, etc...as mentioned by app developer.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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