Cottage Industry

3D Project


The cottage industry is an industry where the creation of products and services is home based, rather than factory based.


Cause: The cottage industry is also called the domestic system. It was an industry where the products were home based instead of factory based. The products were also distinctive and unique.

Characteristics: Rural families were some of the first to become involved in the cottage industry. They added to their agricultural income by making products at home. The business operators would travel around, buying raw materials, delivering to people who would work on them, and then collecting the finished goods to sell or typically to ship to another market.

Significance: The cottage industry is an industry, which involves many producers working part times from their homes. They would usually sew or make lace, they also created household objects.