Frequently Asked Question


GSM (also known as gm/2) = grams per square meter and is the metric measurement of the weight of a fabric.

That will depend on what your needs are. Fabric weight is in almost all cases is a definition of the thickness of the garment itself. If you want a heavy t-shirt then a 180-200gsm item is generally at the very top end of a t-shirt weight, but if you want a nice lightweight summer t-shirt a 130-150 is also great. Likewise if you are looking for a cheap promotional t-shirt that may not be worn more than a few times a 100-110gsm t-shirt can be more than adequate.

Hoodies & Sweatshirts work on the same basis a thick winter hoodie can be 300-400gsm but a nice all year round weight can be 250-300gsm and a summer weight hoodie can be 200-250gsm.

The answer to that really depends on you and what you want from your garment. Will your customers wear it regularly (2-3 times a week)? If yes, then certainly I’d expect a heavier weight to last longer with all the extra washing and drying regular wear will mean. But I have many t-shirs that are 130-150gsm that have lasted for years with occasional wear.

As for the quality, that is such a wide range term that is always a matter of individual perspective. A designer t-shirt may cost $30 but only be 130gsm in weight and a “no brand” T shirt may cost $15 and be 190gsm.

But in general terms the higher the fabric weight most people would interpret to be better quality.

Yes; without a doubt. The higher the weight the more raw materials are used to weave the fabric in to its finished state ready for cutting and sewing.

To be honest there is no reason for the manufacturer or if looking it up in a catalog not to include the fabric weight of their clothing (especially if it’s a t-shirt, hoodie or sweatshirt) so in this situation it’s either the seller does not know or they do not want you to know?

If you’re looking at a t shirt, hoodie or sweatshirt and the GSM is not listed anywhere; ask the seller or manufacturer. If they don’t know or do not respond that would personally set off a red flag.

So in summary GSM is simply the fabric weight of a clothing item.

There are various types of branding possible on T-shirt.

  • Screen Print
  • Sublimation Print
  • Offset Print
  • CAD cut Vinyl Printing
  • Embroidery

Minimum order quantity varies from product to product and branding. However, in general minimum order quantity is 50 for Apparels and Awards segment and 100 for all others.

Yes, Customization is possible in apparels. However, the minimum order quantity has to be 100 for the same.

Namova Fabrics has a fixed Size chart for male and female sizes which shall be shared with you as per product selection (T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and Jackets). However, we do provide size samples to check accordingly if asked for.

You can calculate GSM for woven and knitted fabric using one of the following methods.

  • a) By means of instruments:
    • Apparatus required
      • Round GSM cutter and GSM Pad
      • Weighing Balance.
    • Method:
      • Cut 5 swatches from the different place of the fabric.
      • Weight all test swatches accurately and calculate average weight of swatches.
      • Multiply the average weight of swatches by 100 to calculate GSM of the sample fabric. (Normally, the area of round GSM cutter is 1/100 square meters.)
  • By Using Formula:

    No need to worry if you don’t have a GSM cutter. You can still measure fabric weight per square meter by using following formula.

Cut a fabric sample of 10cmX10cm

Measure weight of thatspecimen (sample) in grams. Here you got fabric weight per 100 square-centimeter.

  • Convert fabric weight into grams per square-meter. To calculate it multiply above weight by 100. This will be GSM of the fabric.
  • For accuracy test with multiple (e.g. 5 samples) samples and calculate average GSM.

You can cut other dimension than mentioned in step-1 for specimen. You have to convert weight into per square-meter to get weight in correct fabric gsm.

No. Generally, logos and designs that are used as brand identities for representing businesses are protected as trademarks. As they are original artistic works that have an element of creativity, they are also protected as copyrights. Because of which their unauthorized storage, reproduction, distribution and use are prevented in any kind of other creative works.

Yes, we do provide manufacturer warranty/ guarantee depending on product.The same shall be stated in the final quotation that shall be sent to you.

No, generally we do not charge for a pre-production sample made after order confirmation (PO/ mail). However, it is chargeable, in case you need a pre-production sample without placing the order.

Please check the product page and select the type of T-shirt you are looking for and you find all the available color options there. You can also, request us for a color shade card to check the real color and feel of the fabric physically.

The delivery timeline is affected by various factors and hence it varies from product to product, location, customizations etc. You may find the same stated in the final quotation that shall be sent to you.

We do not charge for Delivery in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune. For other locations we charge the courier/ transport cost as actual. The same is discussed with the client before order confirmation and also before dispatch.

Certain image quality are not eligible for a particular type of branding. Please refer the branding page for more details on the same. (What type of files is required for what type of branding/ surface etc.).

Simplest thing is, if you are dissatisfied with the product or process, you should revert to the feedback email or drop a complaint mail to return or replace the consignment before it is used.

We will match the consignment with the approved Pre-production sample and follow the returns or replacement accordingly.