COTTAGE
INDUSTRY




COTTAGE INDUSTRY

RURAL AREAS

CLOTH MAKING

COTTAGE INDUSTRY LINKS



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COTTAGE
INDUSTRY




AN INDUSTRY WHERE THE CREATION
OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE
HOME-BASED, RATHER THAN
FACTORY-BASED. PROUUCTS
AND SERVICES CREATED BY
COTTAGE INDUSTRY ARE OFTEN
UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE GIVEN
THE FACT THAT THEY ARE USALLY
NOT MASS-PRODUCED, BUT HAND MADE.



A cottage industry,
also called the Domestic system:
is an industry primarily manufacturing
which includes many producers, working
from their homes, typically part time.

The term originally referred to homeworkers
who were engaged in a task such as sewing or
lace-making.
Some industries which are usually operated
from large centralized factories were cottage
industries before the Industrial Revolution.
The business operators would travel around,
buying raw materials, delivering it to people
who would work on them, and then collecting
the finished goods to sell, or typically to
ship to another market.

One of the factors which allowed the industrial
revolution to take place in Western Europe was
the presence of these business people who had
the ability to expand the scale of their
operations.
Cottage industries were very common in the time
when a large proportion of the population was
engaged in agriculture, because the farmers
(and their families) often had both the time
and the desire to earn additional income during
the part of the year (Winter) when there was
little farming work to do.


How did cottage
industries work?


Most of the work was carried out in the home
and was often combined with farming.




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RURAL
AREA




RURAL
AREA


Rural areas are sparsely settled places
away from the influence of large cities
and towns. Such areas are distinct from
more intensively settled urban and the
suburban areas, and also from unsettled
lands such as outback or wilderness.
People in rural areas live in villages,
on farms and in other isolated houses,
as in pre-industrial societies.




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SECTION 3



CLOTH
MAKING




CLOTH
MAKING


There were three main
stages to making cloth:
carding,
spinning,
weaving.


Most cloth was made from either wool or cotton,
but other materials such as silk and flax were
also used. Some of the cloth was made into
clothes for people living in the same area
in the past. However, a large amount of cloth
was exported.




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SECTION 4




COTTAGE
INDUSTRY
LINKS




CRAFTY TRADITIONS
http://www.craftytraditions.com/

THE GAELIC COLLEGE OF
CELTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS

http://www.gaelicollege.edu/

INVESTOR WORDS
http://www.investorwords.com/

SSERV
http://www.sserv.com/

TECH CENTRAL STATION
http://www.techcentralstation.com/



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