Hook and loop is a product better known by the term Velcro®. Velcro®
is actually the name of the company that first designed and created these fasteners. The product name is hook and loop, and it has an interesting history.
George de Mestral
developed the idea in the 1940s. After a hunting trip, he studied the burrs that stuck to his clothing and noticed tiny hooks that latched onto the loops in fabric and other surfaces. De Mestral imagined making a fastener from two pieces of material, using hooks on one piece and loops on another. Continue reading →