Stephen Ira

Stephen Ira worked as an inventor for a small manufacturing company where he developed several patents that included Velcro® brand products which led to his founding of HookandLoop.com in 1989, distributing Velcro® brand fasteners across the country. Stephen’s company has grown into a business that specializes in manufacturing hook and loop products that are used in the final products in many industries around the world. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a BS degree in mechanical engineering and specialized in machine design and solar engineering. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he enjoys an avid outdoor lifestyle and spending time with his two daughters.

  1. Hook and Loop Uses For Your Project

    Hook and Loop Uses For Your Project
    Do you have a project you're working on that involves hook and loop? Perhaps you're just considering using it. Whether you need sew on, adhesive backed, wide loop or straps, here are some questions you'll want to answer to find out if hook and loop is good for your application. Continue reading
  2. "Do You Have a Catalog?"

    "Do You Have a Catalog?"
    It's a question we get fairly often here at hookandloop.com and the short answer is no, we don't offer any physical catalogs of our products. We offer tons of products in various sizes and colors and compiling a catalog just doesn't make sense for us. All of our products are readily available online so the website itself acts as a catalog for us. Continue reading
  3. Sewing Options

    Sewing Options
    We use industrial sewing machines to manufacture heavy duty straps for all sorts of applications. With over 40 years of experience among our seamstresses, there are tons of stitches our staff is capable of. We straight stitch, box stitch, zig zag stitch and more on straps as small as a few inches to straps that are over 20 feet long. Continue reading
  4. Our Free Cut To Length Option

    Our Free Cut To Length Option
    At HookandLoop.com, DuraGrip Brand and VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners are sold on 25 yard rolls for just about all of the products we offer. But we know that you aren't using this material like that. You are probably cutting it to size and using it in one or several different ways. That's why we offer our cut to length service for free. Continue reading
  5. Our HookandLoop.com Calculator

    Our HookandLoop.com Calculator
    Our HookandLoop.com calculator makes it easy to determine how many yards, feet or inches you need as well as giving you a yield for cut pieces. And it's all right there on the order page! Sometimes when ordering, you know you need a certain number of feet, but it may be tricky to figure out how many yards or rolls that equates to. That's where the calculator makes things easy. Continue reading
  6. Place an Order on Our New Strap Order Page

    Place an Order on Our New Strap Order Page
    Our new strap order page is designed to simplify the process of placing orders for our straps made with VELCRO® Brand fasteners and DuraGrip Brand hook and loop. The page lets you define the specific type of strap that you want with only a few clicks of a computer button. We offer four different types of hook and loop straps, namely the cinch strap with ring, back strap, face strap and the two way face strap. You can also order for customized lengths and designs of the straps that suit your unique preferences. Continue reading

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