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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Description, historic development and current situation of sweatshops, of which those related to the textile industry are the most notorious. Links to related sites. Authors: Peter Liebhold and Harry Rubenstein.
Blackburn, Cotton and the Industrial Revolution
The history of Blackburn, UK, as it developed from a small market town in the 16th century, to one of the most important textile weaving centers in Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution. Author: S. Lassey.
The Chronology of Textiles and Fiber Arts in New Mexico
Timeline of the history and development of weaving techniques and the textile industry in New Mexico, from 700 BC until the present. From The Collector's Guide web site.
Cotton Mill and Textile History Guide
Extensive historical information on past and present cotton yarn spinning and fabric weaving mills of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, USA. Photo galleries, and survey and research reports. From the Historic Landmarks Commission site.
The story of the rapid social and economic changes that occurred as Blackburn and Darwen began to expand in line with the United Kingdom textile industry, providing collection of material, based on the influence of the cotton trade.
Cotton. Part I
First part of a personal narrative about the history of the American cotton industry, focused on Eli Whitney and the invention of the cotton gin which revolutionised the cotton textile industry. Author: Brian Trumbore.
Cotton. Part II
Second part of a personal narrative about the history of the American cotton industry, focusing on the development of the industry since 1812 and the events leading up to the Civil War. Author: Brian Trumbore.
Cotton: The Perennial Patriot
Fact sheet about the importance of cotton and the cotton industry in the history of the United States. From the Georgia Cotton Commission's web site. [PDF]
Dillon's Cotton and the Cotton Mills
History of Dillon County's cotton and cotton textile industry, including a list of old occupations, a report about child labor, and oral histories.
European Textiles Routes
Thematic travel routes organised by the European Textile Network, connecting historical European textile mills, including monuments and recurrent events, textile heritage and production, and education and research.
Exposition Cotton Mills
Web site about the international cotton expositions held in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1881, 1887 and 1895 with the aim of attracting capital and business enterprises, illustrated with original photographs and maps.
From Weaver to Web
Project undertaken by the UK Calderdale Council aimed at raising the historic profile of the Calderdale area, one of its key elements being the development of a searchable visual archive featuring material relating to the textile industry that grew, rose to fame and eventually declined in and around the Halifax area.
Ghost in the Old Irish Linen Mill
Ireland's Eye web site with web cam and recordings of Helena Blunden who fell and died in a Belfast linen mill in 1912, and is wandering about as a ghost ever since. Includes a history of the Irish linen industry.
A Global History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000
Project of the International Institute of Social History, dedicated to the creation of a global and comparative history of textile workers 1650-2000. Links to national overviews and comparative papers on Word files.
The History of Flax in Salem, Oregon
The history of flax cultivation and fiber processing in the state of Oregon, and the linen textile industry in Salem, from 1902 until the last linen mill closed in the late 1950's.
History of Knitting
The history of knitting, from the early nålebinding technique involving the creation of fabric from thread by making multiple knots or loops, to the current high-speed circular and flat bed knitting technologies. Author: Julie Theaker.
History of Textile Business in North Carolina
History of North Carolina's web site about the development of the cotton textile industry of the state, from 1810 to the present day with links to historical mills and laureates.
Irish Linen - The Fabric of Ireland
The Living Linen Project presents a detailed history, and narratives about the production processes and products of the Irish linen industry from the 17th century to the present. Includes a list of historic linen mills, and links to related sites.
Joint Internet project of the Leicester City Museum Service and its partners, dedicated to the history of the East-Midlands knitting industry. Timeline. Oral and photographic history. Virtual museum. Resources and links.
The Life of a Weaver in the Early 19th Century
Extract from an article in the Stroud Journal, published in 1868, telling the story of textile workers and working conditions around the time of the Stroudwater Riots of 1825. Includes the poem 'A Weaving Factory' by Thomas Delaney.
Lowell National Historical Park
The history of Lowell's planned textile mill city, founded during the second quarter of the 1800's, which in scale, technological innovation, and development of an urban working class, marked the beginning of the industrial transformation of America.
The New Zealand Flax Milling Industry
History of the flax cultivation and fiber processing industry in New Zealand, from the 1860's until the last flax mill ceased operation in 1985. From A history of Technological Innovation in New Zealand. Author: Ian Matheson.
No Idle Hands, The Social History of American Knitting
Review of a textbook about the history of home and industrial machine knitting in the United States from Independence until the present time. Author: Anne L. Macdonald.
Photographs of Milltowns in England, Great Britain and India.
On-line exhibition of large format photographs of textile mills in New England, USA, Britain and India, from Randolph Langenbach's collection.
River Powers Textile Industry
Short history of the development of the cotton textile industry in Lowell, Massachusetts, from 1826 to its peak as a major textile center in 1924. From the Cities of the United States web site.
River Wey & Navigations
Extensive information about the leather and wool processing, yarn spinning, weaving and textile manufacturing industry in the Wey Valley in the United Kingdom since the 13th Century.
Silk Mills Of Congleton
The history of the silk weaving industry of Congleton, United Kingdom, which developed from the founding of the water powered Dane Bridge Mill and mill village in 1800 by Huguenots escaping religious persecution in France. Author: Karen Briddock.
The Textile Heritage Museum
Ongoing restoration project as well as a museum highlighting the textile history of Alamance County and the Piedmont, USA, featuring the history and machinery of the textile industry from the cottage industry to the present, the family labor system, life in the mill villages, and a company store exhibit.
The Textile Industry
Concise description of the textile industry as a family enterprise before the Industrial Revolution. Links to textile inventors, brief history of the cotton industry, and chronology of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. From The Open Door web site.
The Textile Industry in Georgia
Detailed overview of the rise of the textile industry in Georgia, USA, from the earliest attempts at silk production in 1734 to its current position in the tufted carpets industry. From the New Georgia Encyclopedia web site.
Textile Production in Europe, 1600–1800
Introduction to silk weaving, lace making, tapestry, embroidery and printing as the principal European textile industries between 1600 and 1800. Compiled by Melinda Watt. From the web site of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Textile System
A collection of articles on inventions, inventors and entrepreneurs in the British textile industry of the 18th and 19th centuries. Also, descriptions of the conditions in textile mills, factory workers and child labor. From Spartacus Schoolnet.
Through a Cotton Mill; 1887
Article printed in a Fall River, Massachusetts newspaper 23 November 1887, explaining the occupations that were unique to working in the cotton textile mills of the time. Includes a link to a collection of cotton mill postcards.
The history of the jute industry in Dundee, Scotland, from 1833 when the first jute textile mill was built by merchant and flax spinner David Lindsay, until the industry's decline in the 1960's.
The Weaving Guild of Vyšší Brod
The history of the weavers guild of the Czech town of Vyšší Brod, founded by Vilém of Rožmberk in 1568 and organized linen weavers under the auspices of the local abbot.
Weaving in Yorkshire
Illustrated history of the cloth weaving industry in the Yorkshire area of the United Kingdom in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Woollen Industry
Extract of a book written in 1935 for the London Carmarthenshire Society, providing a brief history of the woollen industry in Carmarthenshire, Wales, Great Britain, which' first records date back to the Norman occupation and virtually disappeared at the start of the 20th century.
The Woollen Industry in Medieval Clare
The history of the woollen cloth and quilt making industry in Clare, Sufflok County, Great Britain, which probably dates back to the 11th century and saw its peak in the 16th century. From 'A Short History of Clare, Suffolk' by Gladys A. Thornton.
The Woollen Industry of Modbury
The history of the woollen industry of Modbury, Devon, Great Britain, which' recorded history dates back to around the 10th century and disappeared at the beginning of the 19th century. From the Modbury Historical Society's web site.
The Woollen Industry of Moreton
History of the woollen industry and its organization in Moreton, Devon, Great Britain, which' existence was first recorded in 1297.
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