What is Chinos?

Chino is a sturdy cotton twill fabric with a prominent diagonal pattern of twill weave on the face, similar to denim. It was originally used for military uniforms, but has since become a popular fabric for casual wear.

Chinos are usually made of 100% cotton or a cotton blend and can be woven with different weights to suit different applications.

Chino fabric is known for its durability and versatility, making it a popular choice for trousers, shorts, skirts, and jackets. It can be dyed in a variety of colors, and is often finished with a garment wash for added softness and to reduce shrinkage.

The name 'chino' comes from the Spanish word for 'Chinese', as the fabric was originally made in China and exported to Europe and the United States. During World War II, the US military adopted chino pants as part of its standard uniform, and they have since become a fashion staple around the world.

Today, chino fabric is produced by mills around the world, and continues to be a popular choice for both casual and formal wear.