Necktie Elephant Yellowby Jim Thompson
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The late American entrepreneur Jim Thompson is credited with revitalizing and bringing world fame to the Thai silk industry. Thompson, who settled in Bangkok in 1945, recognized the commercial possibilities of Thai silk at a time when the ancient handicraft was disappearing due to competition from cheaper, machine-made fabrics. Convinced that the beauty and quality of Thai silk would have appeal outside Thailand, Thompson founded The Thai Silk Company, Ltd. For over fifty years, the Bangkok-based company has been the premiere manufacturer of exquisite Thai silk products.