Jim Thompson Factory
In the 1980's The Thai Silk Company Limited moved its silk production into the modern world by relocating this side of production to a peaceful village not far from the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) called Pak Thong Chai. It was here, on many of his travels through the region in the late 1940's, that Jim Thompson discovered some of his earliest weavers, producing beautiful silks on simple looms in the open spaces under their raised wooden houses.
In 1982, Jim Thompson - The Thai Silk Company Ltd's first production on a commercial scale took place on site.
Today, a new visitor to Jim Thompson’s upcountry production facilities is not unlikely to be astonished. The campus-like compound has some 50 workshop buildings situated on 37 hectares, or 93 acres, of verdantly gardened grounds. In addition, our two large farms total 445 hectares, or 1,100 acres. Here the magic of of production takes place. Everything from silk cocoon selection, degumming and coloring silk yarns, reeling and weaving production is done one site.