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The Textile-Mill Industry is a term associated with industries that are primarily concerned with the design and manufacturing of clothing as well as the distribution and use of textiles. The industry can be split up into three stages: Cotton stage, industrial revolution, and post industrial revolution.

In the early parts of the Textile-Mill Industry, known as the cotton stage, products were produced at home using wool, cotton, or flax depending on the area and location. The excess material was sold to merchants called clothiers who would visit the villages and buy large amounts of excess cloth from local producers. The process for making cloth involved three steps which included preparation of fibers for spinning, spinning, and weaving or knitting. In the early days everything was very labor intensive and the market was limited to local towns and passing clothiers.

The second stage of the Textile-Mill Industry is known as the industrial revolution stage. During this period mass production of clothing became a mainstream industry which resulted in a growth of the entire Textile-Mill Industry. The spinning and weaving process became mechanized with several new machines introduced to the industry with the majority of the power coming from water wheels. Additionally, the industries market began to expand as exports of textiles began to rise.

Presently the Textile-Mill Industry is situated at the third stage known as the post industrial revolution stage. In the current stage the industry has experienced dramatic globalization, new trade policies, cheaper production cost, and new customer preferences.

Globalization has drastically changed the Textile-Mill Industry as the transformation of regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a worldwide network of communication and trade. Globalization is a result of textile…...

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