28th November 2019


What were some of the inventions of the Industrial Revolution?

It was a time of very rapid change in the world. Thomas Newcomen invents the first steam engine. It is not very useful yet, but the idea of using steam to make machines go will be important to the Industrial Revolution. James Hargreaves, a British carpenter and weaver, invents the spinning jenny.

What is produced in the textile industry?

The textile industry is primarily concerned with the design, production and distribution of yarn, cloth and clothing. The raw material may be natural, or synthetic using products of the chemical industry.

Why were textiles important in the industrial revolution?

Silk, wool, and fustian fabrics were being eclipsed by cotton which became the most important textile. Innovations in carding and spinning enabled by advances in cast iron technology resulted in the creation of larger spinning mules and water frames.
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