To generate international
demand for Thai Silk, Thompson mobilized the interest
and support of his friends and contacts in the United
States and in Europe. The Thai Silk Company developed
a network of representatives in 35 countries worldwide.
By the late 1960's,
Thompson's small shop on Surawongse Road could no longer
cope with the rate of growth. In early 1967, Thompson
built a new shop, a physical embodiment of the significant
progress made by the Thai silk industry in the space
of 21 years.