VELCRO® Brand fasteners are now part of everyone’s lives, offering practical, versatile, convenient and safe fastening solutions to the:
• Home • School • Office • Travel & Leisure • Garden • Manufacturing Industries
The inspiration behind the famous VELCRO® Brand fastener was the cocklebur. In 1941 a Swiss inventor got the idea from closely inspecting a burr which had attached itself to his dog’s coat whilst out walking. It took him a decade to find the material and develop a machine that would produce a closure with consistent performance.
Created from the first syllables of the French words velours (loop) and crochet (hook), the VELCRO® brand name has, since 1959, been given to an extensive range of products that have greatly simplified fastening and closure operations.