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.
Hit the Road in Style with VELCRO® Brand FastenersUpdated On: Jun 16, 2022VELCRO® brand hook and loop makes life on the road easier. If you travel in a camper or an RV, you'll want to take along some strong, cost-effective VELCRO® brand fasteners. Just consider a few of the useful tasks these products accomplish during a road trip:Categories: Hook and Loop DIYTags: Hook and Loop Velcro
Webbing: Is Polypropylene the Best?Updated On: May 17, 2022When you need webbing for home, work or school use, it is important to know the best varieties for different purposes. Webbing is a durable woven fabric available in an assortment of widths and thicknesses for use on:
• Camping gear – straps and handles on tents and sleeping bags
• School supplies – shoulder straps on backpacks
• Military gear – waterproof belts and straps
• Furniture – outdoor items such as chairs and chaises
• Vehicle safety – seat belts and shoulder harnesses
• Pet supplies – leashes and collars
• Clothing – embellishments or functions
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There’s No Such Thing as a Velcro StrapUpdated On: May 17, 2022“Velcro” is actually a brand, not a product! The product is called hook and loop fasteners and we manufacture hundreds of thousands of straps annually with hook and loop. We make these straps with our DuraGrip Brand hook and loop as well as with VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners. So technically, the proper way to describe “Velcro straps” would be “Hook and Loop Straps made with VELCRO® Brand Fasteners”. Now lets strap in.Tags: Velcro straps Hook and Loop Straps
Understanding the Logo Imprinting ProcessUpdated On: Apr 27, 2022Imprinted logos help firms make their products distinct from those produced by other companies. They can even be used for subtle brand marketing. So how do these images get from the computer onto hook and loop products?
DIY Summer Games with Hook and LoopUpdated On: Apr 7, 2022Summer is the perfect time to get outside and have some fun with the family. By using hook and loop, you can create summer games that will amuse and entertain your kids for hours and save you some money.
Here is a great blog post with a ton of good ideas for some DIY summertime family fun. That post has suggestions ranging from obstacle course parties and sponge water bomb fights to open air art boards and music fences. There are also some suggestions that require hook and loop fasteners.
Categories: Hook and Loop DIYTags: hook and loop crafts diy
Hook and Loop in HollywoodUpdated On: Mar 24, 2022Hook and loop fasteners have so many uses that they have even made their way into pop culture. Both in front of the camera and behind it, Hollywood uses hook and loop material in numerous ways throughout a production.
Washing Hook and LoopUpdated On: Mar 23, 2022One question we get occasionally is whether or not hook and loop material is washable. The answer is yes, and there are a couple parts of this answer that can be elaborated on. One is regarding proper care for hook and loop when washing, the other is about the material itself.Tags: Hook and Loop
Other Uses for Hook and Loop FastenersUpdated On: Mar 16, 2022Hook and loop fasteners are versatile enough to be used for pretty much anything and everything: camera bags, diapers, display panels at corporate trade shows and conventions -- the list is endless. Because of its ease of use, NASA has even used the fasteners on state-of-the-art astronaut suits. In fact, most individuals are likely unaware of how truly pervasive hook and loop is. Continue reading to discover some interesting fastener uses!
Business to Business Hook & Loop SolutionsUpdated On: Feb 16, 2022For every business transaction involving a retail customer or other end user, many more business-to-business, or B2B, sales occur behind the scenes along the supply chain. This includes everything from raw material suppliers to component makers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and other typical players involved in bringing goods to market. In the case of hook and loop fasteners, B2B transactions are such a large segment of sales because the range of applications is so wide.
Shipping OptionsUpdated On: Feb 4, 2022At HookandLoop.com, our shipping options include all of the large mail carriers including UPS, USPS, and FedEx. We also schedule freight pickups, ship on customer accounts and ship via DHL. Our preferred carrier is FedEx due to their timely delivery and reliable pickups, but we will ship via any method our customers prefer.