20 January 2017
Welcome to Jim Thompson’s Brand New Blog
Here we will share what we’ve been up to, design insights, sneak previews of our new collections; as well as industry news and design inspiration.
Jim Thompson is a leading manufacturer in Thai silk but also produces an array of luxury fabrics made from a wide selection of high-quality fibres. Today, these designs can be found adorning the walls and furniture of some of the top hotels, private residences, luxury retailers, as well as private yachts and planes all over the world. Just browse our Instagram and Facebook page and you’ll find a plethora of stunning design projects featuring Jim Thompson fabrics, used for a myriad of environments and applications. Jim Thompson fabrics can also be found on theglossy pages of distinguished interior magazines, including the likes of World of Interiors, Homes and Gardens UK and Elle Decoration.
Jim Thompson has been creating coveted textiles for over fifty years, since thecompany’s founder, American James H. W. Thompson, known affectionately as Jim, first arrived in Thailand in 1945. Mr Jim Thompson quickly became enamoured by the country and inspired by the beautiful silk fabrics woven by local artisans. From here he went on to create beautiful collections of silk, achieving real notoriety when he was noticed by the editor-in-chief of US Vogue, and when Irene Sharaff used Jim Thomason fabrics in her costumes for the iconic King & I Broadway show. As a brand today, Jim Thompson continues it’s founders legacy, producing two inspiring collections annually.
For those of you who want to discover more about the brand’s fascinating founder and his eventful life, we have written all about him here. And to discover more from out latest collections, explore the products section of our website here.
Lastly, if there is anything in particular that you would like to read about, please drop us a message or comment via one of our social media channels. We’d love to hear from you.
Posted by Amelia Jim Thompson on 20 Jan 2017