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What is "Chino" - Definition & Explanation

Classic all-cotton 'Army twill' fabric made of combed two-ply yarns. Usually vat dyed, mercerized, and given a compressive shrinkage finish. Used traditionally for army uniforms, chino is now finding popularity sportswear and work clothes.
A cotton fabric of a left-handed twill. 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 mercerized and sanforized. Washes and wears extremely well with a minimum of care. Now you know the history of the popular chino slacks.
A cotton or cotton blend twill used by armies throughout the world for summer-weight uniforms.
Chino is frequently dyed khaki.
Classic all-cotton “Army twill” fabric made of combed two-ply yarns. Usually vat dyed, mercerized, and Sanforized. Used traditionally for army uniforms, chino is now finding popularity in fashion fields.
A Sturdy, Medium Weight, Twill Fabric Usually Of Cotton Or A Cotton Blend. It Has Often Been Used For Summer Weight Military Uniforms, Sportswear And Work Clothes. It Is Often Found In Khaki And Tan Colors.
A cotton fabric with a plain or twill weave made popular as summer wear for the armed forces.
All‑cotton twill fabric made of combed two‑ply yarns.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Chlorine-free bleaching is the use of hydrogen peroxide to whiten fabrics. Hydrogen peroxide naturally degrades into oxygen and water, leaving no harmful chemical residue on the cloth or in the...

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