The company was founded by Jim Thompson in 1951 when he undertook the task to revive the Thai silk industry. The “King of Silk” was a man of multiple dimensions: a visionary entrepreneur, a great marketer, an art collector, an aesthete, a man of action and conviction. Above all, he was driven by a great love for Thai people and their rich culture.
The Thai Silk Company continues to be inspired by its founder’s values. The Jim Thompson brand presents fabrics, personal goods and fine Thai cuisine to the world most demanding customers, particularly those in search of authenticity, originality, refinement who share our aesthetics sensibility and who are fascinated by the mysteries of the brand and of the region.
Silk is a defining element of our heritage and continues to be a central feature of our business. While silk may be centuries old, it is also a modern material that can give extraordinary results in terms of shine, comfort and applications. Extensive technological research, undertaken at our production facilities in Pak Thong Chai, has led to fine, cutting edge developments in the various types of silk we present to our customers.
Since 1967, Jim Thompson has expanded from around 100 employees to over 3,000 today, and currently boasts a selection of retail destinations and fabric showrooms, as well as a string of first class restaurants both in Thailand and abroad.
The brand is active in fashion, home furnishings, art and cuisine. At our 40 boutiques we offer personal goods like scarves, neckties, women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, leather and silk accessories, handbags, small leather goods and finished home products like cushions, table cloth and more.
Jim Thompson has expanded from around 100 employees in 1967 to more than 3,000 today, and now boasts a selection of retail destinations and fabric showrooms; as well as a string of first class restaurants both in Thailand and abroad.
Our home furnishing fabrics under the brands Jim Thompson, N°9, Fox Linton and Studio B, proposed in our showrooms have been used by top interior designers and architects and adorn some of the most luxurious hotels, residences, resorts, yachts and private planes around the world.
We do not claim to be a lifestyle brand. We are not promoting a specific Thai way of life. We are simply a brand of culture drawing our inspiration exclusively from elements of the rich and diverse South Asian cultures.
Based on its rich and unique heritage, its extensive presence in Thailand, the originality and authenticity of its brand identity, the creativity of its designers, the quality and mix of its products and services as well as its ambition to develop overseas, today, Jim Thompson is striving to become the first global South East Asian luxury brand.
The company is constantly developing, finding innovative and creative ways to further Jim Thompson’s vision.
In the next four years, Jim Thompson plans to open flagship stores in Bangkok and London (in 2017), Paris, New York and Singapore (in 2018), as well as in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The years 2017-2018 will also mark an expansion in our Food and Beverage Business Unit, when we will open high class restaurants in Bangkok, London and Paris. New fabric showrooms will also be launched in Bangkok and New York in 2017.