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  1. Can Hook and Loop Products offer Health Benefits?

    Can Hook and Loop Products offer Health Benefits?
    Modern medicine offers a large array of products designed to reduce or eliminate joint stress and pain, making our lives easier. Acupressure is another way of relieving pressure points by pressing upon specific spots that aid in easing pain. Let's see how hook and loop products control various medical problems through accurate application of pressure. Continue reading
  2. Create More Closet and Drawer Space Using Hook and Loop

    Create More Closet and Drawer Space Using Hook and Loop
    Did you know hook and loop can provide inexpensive solutions that allow you to obtain more storage space? We offer DuraGrip and Velcro® brand hook and loop fasteners that enable you to squeeze extra room from closets and drawers in a stylish, attractive way! Just consider some of these ingenious organizing options: Continue reading
  3. Use Velcro ® to Keep Your Kids Busy at Sporting Events

    Use Velcro ® to Keep Your Kids Busy at Sporting Events
    Sporting events offer a wonderful opportunity for kids to watch professional players in action and learn exactly what it takes to succeed in their favorite sport. Yet, many of the best sporting events can go long, causing kids to become antsy and agitated. While you may not be able to fast-forward to the winning goal, you can come prepared to keep your kid occupied. Whether you are headed to an older sibling’s peewee league or showing support for your college alma mater, try these fun activities that will have your kid looking forward to the next game. Continue reading
  4. Hook and Loop in the Wild

    Hook and Loop in the Wild
    Burrs: the Inspiration for the Hook and Loop Fastener In 1941, the Swiss engineer George de Mestral was removing burrs from his dog. These barbed seeds come from a variety of plants, and are evolutionarily specialized to attach to animals and humans as a way to spread to new areas. Commonly, however, they are seen as a source of irritation, as the barbs can be painful, and at their worst, they can cause severe damage to livestock and automobile tires. George de Mestral, however, saw something different: a potential use for the hooked barbs on the seeds he was holding. Continue reading
  5. Staying in the Loop: New Sports Applications

    Staying in the Loop: New Sports Applications
    Hook and loop is used in so many applications, it’s difficult to know where to start. After all, it’s not just shoes and wallets that use these practical fasteners. We’re highlighting some interesting applications that we come across, including new business ventures, technology, and DIY stuff, among others. Continue reading
  6. Off to College? Velcro® Brand Fasteners Can Help

    Off to College? Velcro® Brand Fasteners Can Help
    Heading off to college means you are about to face some significant changes in your life. As you adjust to life away from home and the pressures of classes, homework and meeting new friends, it's important to feel comfortable in your dorm. Velcro® brand hook and loop can help you do that. Continue reading