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FROM VILLAGE TO FACTORY

During the silk making process, the cocoons, once bought back from the contract farmers, are tak-en to our factory at Pak Thong Chai. Here, they are firstly boiled, which softens the fibres, making it possible to unwind them; next they are individually divided according to their quality.

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The cocoons come in two natural colours, the Chinese-Japenese strand being white, whilst the Thai breed are a soft yellow. The threads they produce can then be dyed by our staff before weaving. One cocoon amazingly can produce nearly a kilometre of silk thread.

RAW MATERIALS


The cocoons come in two natural colours, the Chinese-Japenese strand being white, whilst the Thai breed are a soft yellow. The threads they produce can then be dyed by our staff before weaving. One cocoon amazingly can produce nearly a kilometre of silk thread.

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THE SERICULTURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPEMENT CENTER

SILK LABORATORIES

There are three different factories on site at Pak Thong Chai, related to weaving, reeling and dye-ing, and printing, allowing each specialist team to complete their specific process with the upmost efficiency and skill. In the weaving department, both hand and machine based weaving techniques are used.

SILK PRODUCTION


Hand weaving is highly valued at Jim Thompson and remains at the core of the company. We work very closely with our weavers to produce the highest quality fabrics, using only the most efficient techniques. This traditional skill was once at risk of extinction in Thailand; our continuous employment of traditional weavers supports the industry, keeping this delightful art alive and rural families employed

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SILK WEAVING PRODUCTTION

Looking after our weavers is of the upmost importance to the company. To this day, Jim Thompson proudly boasts the largest number of hand looms in use in the world.

PRINTED & PRE-PRODUCTION

Simultaneously, huge investment in state of the art machinery within the printing department has enabled us to produce beautiful and innovative printed designs also of the upmost quality.

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