Raw Materials Requirement for Making Men's Formal Trousers

To make trousers you need to purchase raw materials. The material requirements of a men's trouser depend on the trouser design. Here we have considered formal trouser design for listing raw materials. In this article, we will share a list of raw materials used in making trousers for men. This list would help you in preparing your bill of materials (BOM) for sourcing these raw materials. 

If you have this list, you can work on preparing what type (quality) of each item you need to purchase for the given trouser design.


List of Raw Materials

  1. Fabrics
  2. Lining (for pocketing fabric)
  3. Fusible interlining
  4. Sewing threads
  5. Zippers
  6. Buttons
  7. Hook & Bar
  8. Labels
  9. Price tags 
  10. Packaging materials 

1. Fabric requirement 

Normally, woven fabrics are used in formal trousers. A wide range of fabrics is available in the market. Customers prefer different fabrics for their pair of trousers. Follow your design and spec sheet for selecting fabrics and source it. Some of the common fabric content include cotton fibre, viscose, Linen, polyester, and cotton blend, worsted wool. 

Cotton - Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants

Viscose - Viscose, which is also commonly known as rayon when it is made into fabric, is a type of semi-synthetic fabric. The name of this substance comes from the process that's used to make it; at one stage, rayon is viscous

Polyester-cotton blend: A fabric made from a poly-cotton blend combines the strengths of the two fibers, while not as inexpensive as pure polyester, poly-cotton blends do tend to cost less than comparable garments made of 100% cotton and they provide much more comfort. The previously mentioned 65/35 blend of cotton and polyester is the most popular for work garments,

Worsted wool: It is a high-quality type of wool yarn, the fabric made from this yarn.

2. Lining (for pocketing fabric)

In a trouser, a different fabric (normally a low priced fabric compared to the trouser fabric) is used for side pocket bags and back pocket. This fabric is known as lining fabric or simply pocketing fabric. 

3. Fusible interlining

Fusible interlining required for the back pocket making. Read more about interlinings

4. Sewing threads 

Sewing threads are yarns that are engineered and designed to pass through a sewing machine when they form efficient stitches without breaking or becoming distorted during the useful life of the apparel or accessory product. The basic function of a thread is to deliver aesthetics and performance in stitches and seams.

Calculate the sewing thread requirement for a trouser using these guides.  
Sewing threads

5. Buttons

In modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic but also may be made of metal, wood, or seashell, that joins two pieces of fabric together.


6. Zipper 

A zipper, zip, fly, or zip fastener, formerly known as a clasp locker, is commonly used as a device for binding the edges of an opening of fabric or other flexible material, as on a garment or a bag.

7. Hook and Bar

Hook and bars are functional items. 

8. Labels 

A garment label is a bridge element between the buyer and the product. Normally, more than one label is attached in a trouser - like brand logo label, wash care label, size label, etc. For the brand-logo, you can design your logo.

A garment label contains various types of information of that garments, such as buyer name, RN number, country of origin, types of fabric, types of yarn, fabric composition, garments size, special instruction about care.

9. Price Tags

Printer price tags are normally attached to the finished trousers. Price tags are printed by manufacturers or get those price tags from the buyers.

10. Packaging materials 

The material used for packaging the finished trousers normally includes - polybag, tissue paper, foam, pins, hanger, plastic Kimble, etc.

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