Clothing Costing: How to Know a Fair Price

So let’s look at the costing sheet and quickly get stuck.

So let’s go.

This is the costing sheet. Here is an example of what it looks like.

Oh yeah, so don’t be afraid! The top section has all the product information. There is usually an image to remind you what the product is, the style number, the quantity to request, etc. This is just a descriptive top section.

Then the bit you really have to study is this section. As you can see, it’s usually split step by step.

So the first one is just looking at the dough.

So how much is the fabric, and how much does it actually cost to make it? This is all about the fabric, and the next bit is any of the added extras.

Buttons and zippers, uh, package labels.

So all the added extras are put on top of the fabrics and manufacturing that actually go into making your garment.

Always be aware of the currency as this is for Chinese suppliers. However, in general, these cost sheets should be converted to the currency at the local exchange rate.

So the total price of this shirt is 74 RMB. is that good? As a quick sanity check, ring alarm bells right away?

All in all, it’s $29 Australian dollars to make this shirt.

You are already thinking. Hmm. I knew I was going to sell this for 99.


To recap quickly, we’re approaching a 70% margin.

It’s not that bad.

So looking at any of these entries, ok, the dying surcharge means your government is dead?

yes. all right. It’s not that bad.

Why the extra 80 cents per unit? Not too expensive, okay.

So you’re going to see a very high price point cost.

Therefore, the price of the fabric will be 61 RMB. does that seem reasonable? It is a special fabric called polyester.

So that would be something you check.

Also, do one of these to make sure your design has adjusters and that you haven’t added anything that isn’t in your design specs.

So this is where you do a line by line sanity check to make sure everything you asked for is actually costly and reasonable.

Also, have you checked the overall consumption in meters and do you think it’s accurate? Did your shirt have a lot of bulges? So 2 meters.

So most of the time you just have to check everything you asked for and price against it.

But overall, we aim to bring out this total cost. So it actually costs $29 to produce this shirt if you produce 1,000 of them. So this is another kind of important check on how many units are quoted for their cost. Therefore, reducing placement will definitely increase the price. how much is that price?

And if you’re not happy with any of those, ask questions. To find out why it’s expensive, uh, if you know it’s costly, get why, but we’re going to remove the dough, I mean, the complete list, and kind of question for the next step Let’s talk about what design can do. I mean you have to answer quite a bit.