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Jim Thompson and a group of his Thai friends founded The Thai Silk Company in 1951 primarily to give Thai people employment and, in doing so, bring the village craft of Thai Silk hand weaving to international attention and appreciation. The scope of the Company's activities has broadened considerably over the past 65 years. From humble beginnings as a small Bangkok retailer of Thai silk fabrics the Jim Thompson brand now enjoys a reputation that is known and respected worldwide.
The Jim Thompson Company employs 2,585 people and has wholly-owned subsidiary companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, the USA and the UK. We operate a total of forty-six Jim Thompson retail shops, five restaurants, home furnishing fabric showrooms in Munich, Paris, Atlanta and London, and our fabrics are distributed in 39 countries. Jim Thompson opened a restaurant in December 2008 at Minden Road, Singapore. The prestigious Miele Guide has recognized our Singapore restaurant as the best Thai restaurant in Singapore and one of Asia's finest.
Jim Thompson is a fully integrated textile company with mulberry plantations, silkworm egg and cocoon production, silk reeling (filature), yarn spinning, hank-spray and cone dyeing, chenille and fancy yarn spinning; handloom, electronic jacquard and velvet machine weaving; flat, rotary and digital inkjet printing and the finishing of silk, linen, cotton and various blends of these and many other fibers.