Textile Industry

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Textile Industry

The textile industry underwent a significant transformation during the Industrial Revolution.

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Industrial Revolution

  • The Industrial Revolution took place in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • During the Industrial Revolution, a number of inventions developed:
    • Spinning Jenny.
    • Power loom.
    • Steam-powered textile mills.
  • The inventions in the Industrial Revolution lead to mass-produced fabrics.
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Synthetic fibres

  • In the 20th century, synthetic fibres were developed.
    • For example, nylon, polyester, and rayon.
  • Synthetic fibres expanded the range of textiles.
    • These man-made fibres offered various properties and applications.
    • These man-made fibres revolutionised the textile industry.
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Modern textile industry

  • Today, the textile industry produces a wide range of fabrics and materials.
  • Textiles are commonly used for:
    • Clothing.
    • Furnishings.
    • Industrial applications.
  • Technological advancements have continued to shape the industry.
    • There is an increasing focus on sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

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1Core Technical Principles

2Paper & Board: Specialist Technical Principles

3Timber: Specialist Technical Principles

4Metal: Specialist Technical Principles

5Polymers: Specialist Technical Principles

6Textiles: Specialist Technical Principles

7Designing & Making Principles

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