by killiecrankie 11 Jul 2016

Does anyone know what this means 500sgm ,600sgm or other numbers? It is often on tags on towels.I have googled it but nothing came up to explain the meaning of it.

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by bevintex 11 Jul 2016

What is a good GSM for towels?
The quality of towels is determined by the GSM (grams per square metre). Poor quality towels have a GSM of between 200 - 300. Superior quality towels have a GSM of between 400 and 600. The more grams per square metre means that the towel are more absorbent and longer lasting.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 12 Jul 2016

Thank you.The labels on my towels were 500 GSM & 620 GSM so a good quality towel

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by zoefzoef 11 Jul 2016

It has to do with the densisty of a towel. The normal is around 500 grams, luxery towels are around 750 grams. They are sooo soft.

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mops by mops 11 Jul 2016

I agree, 500 gsm is an average quality, 750 gsm is superior. I just finished stitching 10 towels, which happened to be 600 gsm. Stiched them without stabiliser, with wss on top to tame the tiny loops.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 12 Jul 2016

I thought it was to do with thickness but the towels I have have different types of pile so it was hard to work out if this was right ,especially when they were all the same price.
Also I have noticed that some towels are staying the same price but are getting narrower 35cm which is too narrow for my liking.

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by eleen 11 Jul 2016

Sorry I only know gsm (weight) I think sgm is got to do with the woven structure of the textile (stretched grid method???)

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 12 Jul 2016

Thank you

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by mranderson 11 Jul 2016

It is to do with the thickness of the towel. sgm is grams per square meter.
Just googled it. Hugs marg

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 12 Jul 2016

Thank you.Thats what I thought

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