The East India Company was formed by the British to trade with India. The Indians weaved corton cloth and traded it with British and Asia in huge quantities. The was used to supply a worldwide demand for cheap, washable fabrics used for dresses and furniture. Every year, 20-30 ships were sent to Asia with the fabrics. By 1700, the company was evolved into the world's largest corporation. In 1750, in the midst of imperialism, they began to get involved with the Indian politics. The military got involved, ending the East India Company in 1856.