This soft fibre was cultivated approximately 7,000 years ago in South Asia. Its rich and extensive history has touched many cultures around the world. It’s most
commonly used in textiles, like your cozy T-shirts and jeans. Ninety percent of the world’s production comes from the cotton shrub (Gossypium hirsutum), which is native to semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia. Now, various species of cotton are cultivated
in Asia and Africa as well.