ChiaoGoo is a family-owned business started by 4 brothers. The knitting and crochet tools are designed and distributed from Troy, Michigan with the manufacturing facility based in Hangzhou, China.
The brothers were born and grew up in Linan, China, “The Bamboo Capital of China.” Their grandfather was a bamboo craftsman making primarily household goods. Their father followed in his father’s footsteps and built a bamboo workshop in the early 1980’s. Their father’s workshop also built primarily household goods with the addition of bamboo knitting needles inspired by their mother. Their mother was the needle “tester” and frequently asked for special needles to meet her needs. She is the inspiration for the ChiaoGoo brand name, which means “highly skillful and crafty lady”.