Textiles: From domestic to factory production

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Sometimes a series of technological improvements causes dramatic change in the nature of society and in the way work is organised. The technical innovations introduced into the textile industries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provide an interesting example of this. They changed the manufacture of cloth from a process carried out in homes and small workshops to one carried out in large factories. So great were the changes in the textile and some other industries that this period has been described as the Industrial Revolution.