The textile industry grew during the industrial revolution, because cotton was being produced. Samuel Slater in 1789 built a spinning machine to produce clothing. After that he opened the first factory in the United States to produce a part of finish clothing , that was the thread. the invention started because they were produceing cotton and started to make clothing in a spinning machine. The james hargreves built a faster machine called "spinning jenny" and connected 8 threads that can be produced at once.
In the 1789-1813 cotton was produced. Samuel Slater build a spinning machine to make clothing. In 1813 francis cabot lowell and other four investors revolutionized the american textile. They would make every stage in the manufacture of cloth. then they built more spinning machines that where faster. Young women's would work in the factory's and would make high wages.They also started to make shoes.
They opened a factory and produced lot's of clothing and shoes. After Francis Cabot Lowell died they named the town after him. Then they opened more factory's in towns and city's such as Waltham, Lowell, and Lawrence Massachusetts. Young women only worked in the factory's. women worked 12 hours a day for 6 days a week. The textile led the way until the Industrial Revolution was over.