A family-owned business started by four brothers, ChiaoGoo knitting and crochet tools are designed and distributed in Troy, Michigan and manufactured in Hangzhou, China. The brothers grew up in Linan, known as the bamboo capital of China. They carry on a multi-generational tradition of crafting bamboo and knitting tools. The ChiaoGoo name was inspired by their mother, and avid knitter, meaning "highly skillful and crafty lady." ChiaoGoo products are known for excellent workmanship and quality.