The woollen manufacture industry in the Azores islands (1850-1930)

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Abstract

In Portugal, in the second half of the 19th century, small-scale production of textiles and wool was in competition with cotton fabrics, which invaded even the most peripheral rural areas. Industrial production had its own circuits, offering more products at a better price. It flowed to the urban centers and from there, it radiated to the rural areas, feeding a reasonable commerce in villages and small towns, all over the country. However, the domestic industry was often ignored «because its products rarely appeared in the markets». Our aim is to study the forgotten and hidden activity of the production, spinning and weaving of wool, that was, as we will argue, of great importance in the context of rural farms and communities. This paper will focus on the Azores archipelago, an insular region where the
weight of the cattle, artisanal production of textiles and agriculture were strong. Domestic production of textiles stayed important trough time, proved its economic efficiency and its
linkage with peasant communties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages28-28
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventD_Tex 2019 Textiles, Identity and Innovation, 2nd International Textile Design Conference: In Touch - Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa , Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
Conference number: 2ª
http://dtex.fa.ulisboa.pt/index.php/pt/

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ConferenceD_Tex 2019 Textiles, Identity and Innovation, 2nd International Textile Design Conference
Abbreviated titleT_Tex
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period19/06/1921/06/19
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    Sousa, P. S. E., & Batista Pacheco, M. (2019). The woollen manufacture industry in the Azores islands (1850-1930). 28-28. Abstract from D_Tex 2019 Textiles, Identity and Innovation, 2nd International Textile Design Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.