Publisher description for Hosiery and knitwear : four centuries of small-scale industry in Britain, c. 1589-2000 / Stanley Chapman.


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Hoisery and knitwear is familiar as a traditional British industry of small-scale family firms. This pioneer study traces in rich detail the tensions between internal aspirations of leaders (craftmanship, lifestyle, and supporting infrastructure) and external pressures (banks, wholesalers, chain store groups, and takeovers). The industry's history is traced from its beginnings in the early 1600s down to the end of the twentieth century.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hosiery industry -- Great Britain -- History.
Knit goods industry -- Great Britain -- History.