hooshmandh Yes, cotton cultivation and the textile industry are closely associated like weft and warp threads in a cotton fabric. It was very clear to me when I wrote a history of a century of promotion of cotton production in an African country then a history of cotton/textile development in the world. So there is an issue of properly delineating the scope of what we should and could write. Implicitly, I actually had in mind the history of cotton cultivation till to obtaining cotton lint (so cotton fiber scientists are totally part of the process and they actually contribute to a proper interlinking between what is offered by growers and what is expected by users, in terms of quality) because this is what most members of the ICRA communitiy is involved in and would be able to write on. Nobody else out of our community would be more qualified to write on what our former colleagues and us have been contributing, just as people more involved in textile industry are more competent to write on the history of innovations in that industry. I would say that a lot has been written already on this latter history (because textile industry has been the "elder daughter" of industrial revolution). Having said that, if we write the "history of cotton cultivation research" (title subject to amendments) by using online tools (why not the wiki functionality of our website?), we could easily refer through hyperlinks, whenever relevant, to existing materials related more to innovations in the textile industry.
I cannot resist from sharing this photo of a drawing about cotton harvest in China under the Qing Dynasty.
One of the emperor of this dynasty, well-known for his nice calligraphy, has contributed in writing the captions of the series of drawings related to cotton from production in field to textile manufacturing. More at https://leidenspecialcollectionsblog.nl/articles/the-imperially-inscribed-illustrations-of-cotton