Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Latest Jim Thompson Fabrics

Today I got to see the latest Jim Thompson fabric presented by the International export manager, who's grandmother and parents both worked at Jim Thompson.

The collection moved away from the traditional silks into great weaves and prints and a couple are shown here. Because of the history, many of the prints have a Thai feel, designed in the UK but still printed there today in Bangkok.

The story behind Jim Thompson is very interesting, Thompson came from a textile manufacturing background, and after the second world war, started the Thai Silk Company in Thailand. He has house "House on the Klong" which he designed and built and its now a museum and major tourist site in Bangkok. In 1967, Thompson went for a midnight walk and was never seen again.....

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