Great Britain and the Textile Industry During and After the Early Eighteen Century

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Measures were taken to ensure this advantage; laws forbade the export of English textile machinery, drawings of the machinery, and written specifications of the machines that would allow them to be produced in other countries. Because of this, Britain had the power of the spinning frame and power loom, which efficiently advanced their production of textiles (Rasiah and Ofreno, 502). Through expansion onto what is now the United States, the late eighteenth century claims great innovations in regards to the textile industry. Notable contributors of this great expansion include Samuel Slater & Mills Francis, Cabot Lowell & Power Looms and Elias Howe & Sewing Machines, for their creation of competitive machinery (Bellis, 1).
Gowth of modern technology in the years following World War II influenced extensive change in production industries. Increases in wage differences across the globe, while costs of transportation and communication drop, has driven labor intensive production out of the developed countries, and into developing countries. In most cases, manufacturing in developing countries is of relatively simple, labor-intensive products, while the developed countries specialize in producing high-tech, capital-intensive products (Kilduff and Dyer, 19). The end of this Second World War began the strong expansion of this industry into the Asian continent.…