Industry - This industry was the most profitable thanks to the remarkable
invention of the Jacquard loom, which was a successful mechanical loom for weaving silk
Woolen Industry -
French wool was plentiful in quantity and excellent in quality. It required more work than
cotton because it was harder to spin and weave. A large proportion of the actual
manufacturing remained in the hands of masters working at home or employing out-workers on
a small scale.
Linen was the most primitive of all textile industries and more difficult to weave
than cotton and wool.
Cotton Industry -
After 1815, the greatest change was seen in the cotton industry. It shown a great
development in the later 18th century. Between 1815 and 1840, the output of the cotton
industry tripled despite of the relatively poor machinery.