The Best Textiles And Fabrics To Purchase On Your Thailand Tour

Lend a helping hand to local Thai weavers by purchasing their gorgeous creations

A weaver spinning silk at the Jim Thompson House Museum in Bangkok Photo: OSTILL is Franck Camhi/

Thailand’s silk and cotton industries are famed for their unique designs due to their hand-woven nature. Thai silk in particular shines with a lustre that will change colours depending on the angle of light. While Thai residents don’t often wear silk in their day-to-day life due to the climate, cotton, which is far more comfortable, breathable and durable, is ubiquitous. The adaptability of Thai cotton makes it suited for a wide range of garments, from casual wear to traditional attire.