working in the fashion and textile industry, many situations exist when
we need to use some sort of conversion method. For example, when developing
a costing sheet in the United States, we may need to convert fabric weight
from kilos to pounds. If we are planning an international shipment
leaving from the United States, we may have to convert our carton measurements
from inches to centimeters in order to complete a proper packing list.
In addition, we may need to convert carton weights from pounds to kilos.
The Apparel Industry has many instances that require a method of conversion.
In this section of our website, we present a few tips to assist members
of our industry.
Does it bother you when one factory quotes a price
in Grams & another factory quotes the price in Ounces? Now you
have an easy way to convert grams to ounces.
Here is a good bit of knowledge...
To go from grams per square meter to
ounces per square yard, you need to divide the number of grams/sq.
meter that you have by 33.906. This will give you oz/sq. yd.
Also, there is a very easy way to
convert centimeters into inches.
Conversion Charts in Spanish
United States customary units are a system of measurements commonly
used in the United States. The U.S. customary system developed from English
units which were in use in the British Empire before American independence.
Consequently most U.S. units are virtually identical to the British imperial
units. However, the British system was overhauled in 1824, changing the
definitions of some units used there, so several differences exist between
the two systems.
The International System of Units (abbreviated SI from French:
Le Système international d'unités) is the modern form of the metric system
and is the world's most widely used system of measurement, used in both
everyday commerce and science.
Below are a few helpful conversion websites:
Fixr: The Metrics International
System of Units: The International System of Units (SI) is a modernized
version of the metric system established by international agreement. The
metric system of measurement was developed during the French Revolution
and was first promoted in the U.S. by Thomas Jefferson. Its use was legalized
in the U.S. in 1866. In 1902, proposed congressional legislation requiring
the U.S. Government to use the metric system exclusively was defeated by
a single vote. Learn more at Fixr.
NIST Handbook 44 - C - General Tables of Units of
This tool is a ready reference of tables of units provided by the National
Institute of Standards & Technology.
Weight, Measures & Standards - US Code
15 - Commerce & Trade
Yahoo - Science, Measurements & Units