Weavers often belonged to communities that specialized in weaving. Their skills were passed on from one generation to the next. The communities famous for weaving includes The Tanti weavers of Bengal. Cotton and Silk had a large market in Europe. Different varieties of Indian textiles were sold in European markets. The wool and silk producers in England protest against the import of Indian textiles in the early eighteenth century. In the 1850s, it came to be known as the workshop of the world. The iron and steel industry started growing in Britain during this period. This industrialization in Britain was closely connected with the colonization of India. Indian iron smelting industry declined in the nineteenth century. TISCO expand steel production during the First World War.