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Textile industry

History background.


leaders: Englishman James Hargreaves who invented one of the new spinning machines to produce cloth faster. Sir Richard Arkwright: built the world's first true cotton factory.


  • With the increasing population and an ever expanding British empire, there was a huge market for cotton. Also textile play a vital role in meeting man's needs.
Textile was used to create employment, business and income to the country through export.


THEN: Industrial revolution.


Impacts of textile industry on Great Britain.


Social: Great Britain generated revenue from export to different parts of the world.


Economic: The textile industry created employment and resulted to urbanization.


Political: Improved living conditions because it provided clothing, food and jobs to the working class.


Impacts on the world.


Social: Textile industry introduced cultural blending because businessman traveled around the world selling or buying goods and products.


Economic: Due to rural to urban immigration, wealth increased within cities around the world.


Political: Job availability also resulted to population boom in urban areas around the world.



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