I love Thai silk especially, hand weaving silk which has fine wool like texture.
Unlike sleek and silky machine weaving silk, hand weaving silk has warmth and softness.
Jim Thomson – The Thai Silk Company has a great range of silk scarves and clothing.
My favourite brand.
Jim Thompson was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of his disappearance he was the most famous American living in Asia.
When you purchase silk in Thailand, there are many fake silk.
Easy way to recognise genuine silk is to cut a little bit of thread from the material and burn it. (Be careful not burn your hand of course.) If it is genuine silk, it should smell like human hair burning.