Cotton was domesticated five to seven thousand years ago. It was domesticated in the Indus Valley. Cotton was most likely domesticated by Indians of the Indus Valley. There's not too much information about why they domesticated it, but from information I found said they fed it to livestock and traded it across the ancient world.

Other interesting facts about cotton are that the greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia and Africa. Each fiber's broom is called a bull. Cotton is rich in vitamins and oil. Cotton seeds are extremely difficult to extract, especially by hand.