How did innovations in the textile industry help spur industrialization?

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Oct 12, 2017

The automation and the Factory System............


Prior to the Industrial revolution, textile manufacture in England was a domestic process, women carding and spinning the cotton in yarn and men operating hand looms - all carried out at home

The Industrial revolution ushered in the factory system, where work was carried out in dedicated work places, where the looms were owned by the mill owner and workers paid wages - it was facilitated by the invention of the early power looms which required external power supplies (water wheels not the muscles of the weaver)

As profit rolled in an long series of processes were automated and mechanised in a continual deskilling of the people