The idea for VELCRO® originally came from the Cocklebur.
In 1941, a Swiss inventor named George de Mestral noticed a Cocklebur that had become attached to his dog's fur whilst they were out walking. It took him the next decade to find the suitable materials and machinery that would produce the best and most consistant results.
The name VELCRO® comes from the first syllables of the French words velours (loop) and crochet (hook). Since the company's official inception in 1959, VELCRO® has launched an extensive range of hook and loop fastening products.
Today, VELCRO® brand products are part of our everyday life, offering practical, versatile, convenient and safe non-permanent fastening solutions in the home and garden, schools, offices, the travel and leisure industry and the manufacturing and industrial sectors.