Cottage Industry

The putting-out system is a means of subcontracting work. Historically it was also known as the workshop system and the domestic system. In putting-out, work is contracted by a central agent to subcontractors who complete the work in off-site facilities, either in their own homes or in workshops with multiple craftsmen.It was used in the English and American textile industries, in shoe making, lock-making trades and making parts for small firearms from the Industrial Revolution until the mid-19th century; however, after the invention of the sewing machine in 1846, the system lingered on for the making of ready made men's clothing.
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  • 3 agencies that specialize in cause marketing

    … by Havas PR. More than half of the respondents (54 percent) agreed that in the coming year they would like to buy brands that let them support well-being and sustainability. Now, an entire cottage industry has sprung up of agencies specializing in helping brands find the right cause to embrace — an army of good Samaritan matchmakers. Here…

    Tanya Dua/ Digiday- 29 readers -
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    Eric Blattberg/ Digidayin Social- 17 readers -
  • How brands are embracing user generated content

    … running a crowd-sourced campaign to get its users to share their “party style”– whether it’s at the bar or the dance floor. ‘Authentic’: A crowd-sourced cocktail from Foap Brands, once wary of putting their messaging in the hands of customers, have come to embrace user generated content to such an extent that a new cottage industry has sprung up…

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