The origin of cotton dates back to 5000BC which got its name from Arabic Word “quton”. The earlier production of Cotton stems from India, and it is said to be first cultivated as a fabric in the Indus River Valley (present-day Pakistan).
Slowly, the material then made headway to China, Egypt and South America and people begin weaving cotton fabrics worldwide.
By 1600s, East India company began exporting rare cotton fabric from India to Europe. The demand of cotton fabric experienced a steep rise as the textile material was perfectly replacing flax and wool.
Today, the textile material is giving the world one of the widely used fabric. India’s cotton sector is considered the second most developed (after man-made fibres).
India is making and wearing cotton fabric since the time when there was no electricity, greed or chemicals and today is emerging as an inspiration to the textile market that fabrics can be free of chemicals.
By 1970, Indian scientists developed the hybrid breed of cotton which was mixed with indigenous varieties of cotton seeds.
Today, the India-origin fabric is being widely used across the manufacturing of T-shirts, Socks, Towels, Underwears, Denims, Sarees, Suits and many other wearable items. The consumption of cotton can be seen across non-wearable items as well making cotton versatile in the market.
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