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1958 The name “Fairtex” was registered as a trademark in Thailand.
1971 Philip Wong, Chairman and Founder of Fairtex, established Fairtex Garments Factory Company
Limited, the parent company of the Fairtex Group.
In the mid 1970’s, Fairtex was a pioneer in introducing high quality Fairtex branded T-shirts to the Thai
department store market. At its peak, Fairtex was the number one brand in Thailand. Mr. Wong expanded
the Fairtex business - exporting Fairtex products under private brands
1975 Mr. Wong created Fairtex Muay Thai Camp Thailand, as a hobby to fulfill his love and passion for
Muay Thai. It was a way for Mr. Wong to give back to the community by giving poor children and young
men a second chance at life through Muay Thai, thus keeping them off the streets and away from drugs.
The Camp was initially established in central Bangkok but later relocated to Bangplee, about 25 km away.
This location was chosen specifically to create a professional training atmosphere away from the
distractions of Bangkok. The venue benefits from clean, fresh air and the cooling ocean breeze from the
gulf of Thailand - a refreshing contrast to the noise and pollution of Bangkok.
1978 Mr. Wong became a Lumpinee Boxing Stadium promoter and Fairtex Promotions was established.
Mr. Wong was one of the first to help promote a foreign fighter, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, to fight in
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
He was also the first to invite ESPN2 to cover the Fairtex sponsored World Muay Thai Council (WMC)
world championship title fights at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium “...starring such fighters as...” Ramon
Decker, Ivan Hippolyte and Jongsanan “The Wooden Man” Fairtex.
1980’s Fairtex Muay Thai “ Fairtex Muay Thai became one of the first...” Thai camps to train foreigners
from Europe, Japan, the USA, and also the first to train females athletes which was viewed as a taboo by
Thais at the time.
1993 With his dream of taking Muay Thai to the USA, and wanting to dispel the negative Hollywood
images of Muay Thai and the people who practise it, Mr. Wong established Fairtex Muay Thai Camp in
Chandler, Arizona, USA. This multi-million dollar Muay Thai camp facility was equipped with fold-up
bleachers to seat over 500 people, a full center ring, over 24 heavy bags, 24 dormitory style rooms,
shower rooms, a sauna and plenty of parking space… Nothing else like it existed.
Mr. Wong quickly learned that Muay Thai in the USA was wrongly perceived as a misperception as a
“dangerous sport”. He discovered that people were getting poor quality training, while using poorly
engineered equipment that compounded the injury rate. Mr. Wong became determined to improve the
safety of Muay Thai by designing and developing equipment to meet the standards of his Muay
Thai champions and by providing top quality training to his students.
1994 Mr. Wong began to manufacture equipment for his boxers at his Fairtex Garments Factory in
Bangkok. He then started to supply his equipment to professional martial arts instructors and students
throughout North America. As word got out about the superior Fairtex quality, the demand for Fairtex
equipment quickly increased.
1996 Fairtex Muay Thai Camp, Chandler, Arizona was relocated to San Francisco and Fairtex Muay Thai
Camp, San Francisco, California was born.
1998 Fairtex Gear, Inc. was established to sell and distribute the Fairtex equipment throughout North
1999 Demand for the Fairtex quality equipment outstripped manufacturing capacity When Mr. Wong
began outsourcing manufacturing to several contract suppliers he was disappointed by the mediocre
produce and service quality.
1999 Mr. Wong and Anthony Lin, President and CEO of Fairtex Group, established Fairtex Equipment
Company Limited in Thailand. Fairtex’s manufacturing capacity was increased and the company created
the facilities required to continually raise quality standards to meet the demands of customers and Fairtex
professional fighters. Fairtex Equipment Company Limited became the Fairtex Worldwide Headquarters,
fully staffed with design, manufacturing and marketing teams to support Fairtex equipment
customers worldwide. Fairtex easily broke into the European market, starting with the United Kingdom.
Fairtex enters MMA with it’s sponsorship of UFC Champion Pat “The Croatian Sensation” Miletich. Pat
would be the first in a long and continuing line of Fairtex supported MMA athletes. His sponsorship
marked the beginning of a new era, as Fairtex became a fixture in Mixed Martial Arts Worldwide.

2003 Fairtex Muay Thai and Fitness, San Francisco, California, USA was incorporated by Mr. Wong and
Mr. Lin to continue the Fairtex legacy.
2004 Fairtex went to Japan and formed Weerasack Fairtex Muay Thai starting off with four gym locations
throughout Tokyo metropolitan areas.
2005 Fairtex Muay Thai Fitness, Sports Club and Hotel complex broke ground in Pattaya, Thailand. The
facility is a 3.5 acre lot centrally located in Pattaya within a walking distance to the beach. It is
approximately 90 km Southeast from Central Bangkok. It is the Premier Muay Thai training center in the
world and has been awarded the title of “The Best Muay Thai Gym in Asia” by Travel Magazine. It is a
state-of-the-art facility with four boxing rings, fully equipped fitness center, Olympic-size swimming pool,
basketball courts, two pro-tennis courts, two squash/racquet courts, five Olympic badminton and soccer
gymnasiums, a rock climbing wall a weights and aerobic gym, health spa, club house, day care,
dormitories, restaurants, and many other five star amenities.
2006 Fairtex, LLC established its headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA to serve as a new
design center for Fairtex branded apparel.
Fairtex Muay Thai Fitness expanded its second USA location at the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain
View, California.
With limited opportunities for foreign athletes to compete in Thailand, Fairtex purchased the only boxing
stadium in Pattaya, Thailand to promote both Thai and foreign athletes.
Fairtex Muay Thai Thepasit Stadium holds three fight night events per week, grooming the next
generation of world champions. Mr. Wong has visions of making Pattaya a great city, a city that will host
the best Muay Thai fighters from Thailand and all over the world.
Weerasack Fairtex Muay Thai further expanded in Japan with two more gyms.
Today Fairtex is recognized as the gear of champions and endorsed by world champion fighters,
instructors, promoters and sanctioning bodies worldwide as the leader and innovator in high impact
combat sports. Fairtex equipment is “Engineered for Top Performance”.
Under Mr. Wong’s and Mr. Lin’s leadership and support from our distributors and loyal customers, Fairtex
has become one of the hottest brands in the combat sports equipment industry with over 25 distributors
worldwide; recognized as the leader and innovator for high impact sports equipment; and the leading
authority in Muay Thai having produced over 60 champions with titles such as Lumpinee, Rajadamnern,
WBC Muay Thai, WMC, ISKA and other world championship titles.
Since 1975 Fairtex has been dedicated to the training, management and promotion of professional Muay
Thai fighters, Boxers, and Mixed Martial Arts athletes. This tradition is growing, as Fairtex has expanded
with two camps in Thailand, two gyms in the USA and six gyms in Japan.
Fairtex has students from all over the world from Holland, Russia and China to Brazil, the USA and
Australia. Our champions consistently rank as the best in the world.
Fairtex is the authority in Muay Thai. With our in-depth knowledge and expertise, we have been
developing and innovating premium fight sports equipment since 1993. In recent years, Fairtex has been
recognized and gained international reputations both as the leader in the high impact sports equipment
industry, and also as the industry’s top innovator.
Our drive is innovation. Fairtex’s integral participation at every level of fight sports has afforded us an
unparalleled depth of knowledge and intuition in the field. We have been translating our ring-proven
expertise into the engineering of superior equipment and apparel for athletes since 1993. It is this
combination of ring experience and technical wisdom that has enabled us to consistently develop
cutting edge products.
At Fairtex, our motto is “Be Inspired”.

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