Though leaps and bounds were made that reduced labour and futher spread cheap material around during the 19th Century, there were a group of people that pushed back.
The Arts and Crafts movement, finding their inspiration from folk art and medieval methods, with an emphasise on high-quality and hand-crafted products, hit back at the monotomous machines. Arguing that much had been lost through the introduction of machine-made products, pioneers such as William Morris re-introduced hand-made, crafted products back into modern society.
Though is was thought that machine-made items were completely rejected, this isn't true. If there was a blend of talent and machine to create a truely beautiful, high-quality craft, this was deemed an acceptable compromise.
Because of the birth of the 19th Century craft movement, Britain was once again producing high-quality goods, with thought and care taken to create a durable product, with a conscientious method. This can still be found today in many textile designs and creation.
You could also argue that once again, 100 years later, the general public are pushing back against 'quick', low-quality goods that are imported from the East, and instead are opting for small companies that emphasise craft and care. Just look at how 'craft' brewers and 'craft' sites like Etsy and Notonthehighstreet have blow up over the past decade. This modern movement also drips into our Roman Blind and Curtain fabrics, with our North-based manufacturers creating beautiful fabrics, at an affordable cost to the public.