Definitions for "Cottage industry"
This refers to the pre-industrial age when goods were manufactured in the homes of people instead of in specially built factories. The linen industry in Ireland was a cottage-based industry until the 1820s when the first factories opened in the Lagan Valley near Belfast. | list | close this window
An industry where the creation of products and services is home-based, rather than factory-based.
small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
a business located in a small dwelling, typically in the home.
small, locally owned businesses usually associated with low relative yield and limited technology.