How to Calculate Price of Knits Fabric per Meter (When Price is Quoted per Kg)

In this post, I will show you how to convert knit fabric prices from price per Kg to Price per meter. 

I am facing a problem with this calculation. The fabric price is given ₹600 per KG of Knit Fabric. And the consumption is 0.20 kgs and GSM is 240. How do I calculate fabric price per meter? Please advise. ... asked by an OCS reader

Knitted fabric is sold in weight (Kg) and woven fabrics in linear length (meters or yards). The price for knits fabric is quoted per kg. To calculate fabric price in meters you need to find how many meters of fabric make one kg weight for that particular fabric. The following formula is used to convert kg to meter for knitted fabric.

Weight (in grams) = Fabric length (in meters) X Fabric width (in meters) X Fabric GSM

Read this post to know how this formula is derived.

You need the following information to calculate fabric price per meter for knits.

  • Fabric weight - that is 1 Kg (as you have the price per kg)
  • Fabric GSM - 240 grams
  • Fabric width - Not available in your question. For example, I am considering fabric width is 1 meter (for calculation purposes)
With the above detail calculate the fabric length of 1 Kg fabric.

Fabric length= (1 * 1000) /(240 *1) in meter = 4.17 meter
Therefore fabric price is Rs. 600 per Kg is equivalent to 4.17 meters of fabric.

Fabric price per meter is Rs. 143.88

Note: In this example, Indian currency (Rs.) is used.

Disclaimer: The above method is for your information purpose only. The conversion value shows an approximate value. It may vary depending on fabric width and fabric weight (density). Before using this method, please cross-check with a physical sample.

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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