Definition of Chino

Fibre: Cotton

Weave: Twill (left hand)

Characteristics: Combined two-ply warp and filling. Has a sheen that remains. Fabric was purchased in China (thus the name) by the U.S. Army for uniforms. Originally used for army cloth in England many years before and dyed olive-drab. Fabric is mercerised and sanforised. Washes and wears extremely well with a minimum of care.

Uses: Army uniforms, summer suits and dresses, sportswear.

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