How to Convert Fabric Price from per Yard to Price per Kg?

Question: Could you please help me to know the basic formula of conversion of fabric price from per yard to the price per Kg? For example, I got the price of fabric as Price: $ 1.28/Yd, Weight: 140 gsm, and Width: 60 inches. Now I need this same fabric price on a per-kilogram basis. Could you please show me how to convert it? .. asked by an OCS reader.

How to Convert Fabric Price from Per Yard to per Kg

This is a common fact that we need to convert fabric length from one unit to another. We may need to convert fabric prices from one unit to another. In your case, you have got fabric price per yard and you need to know the price of the same fabric per Kg.

Basically, we have to convert fabric length (i.e. in the yard) into weight. To calculate fabric weight of a certain length we  need the following information
  1. Fabric length, 
  2. Fabric width and 
  3. Fabric GSM
You already have data for all these parameters. So we can calculate fabric price per kg in some steps. Go through the following steps.

Step#1: Unit conversion (Yard to the meter)

You have fabric length in the yard. Convert the yard into a meter.
Yard to meter conversion: 1 yard=0.9144 meter
You have fabric width in inches. Convert inch into Meter.

Inch-to-meter conversion: 1 inch = 0.0254 meter

Step#2: Calculate the fabric area of one yard in square meter

Area = (Length * Width)
= 1 yard * 60 inch
= 0.9144 meter X 60*0.0254 meter
= 1.3935 square meter
This is the fabric area in square meter

Step#3: Weight calculation from the length

Weight of the fabric = Fabric area * GSM
Here calculated area = 1.3935 and
Fabric GSM =140
Fabric weight = 1.3935 * 0.140 kg
= 0.195 Kg

Step#4: Calculate fabric price per Kg

Fabric price for 1 yard (i.e. 0.9144 meters) length and width 60 inches is $ 1.28
We can say at $ 1.28 you will get 0.195 kgs of fabric.
Therefore fabric price per kg will be= $1.28/0.195 = $ 6.56

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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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