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  • How Hook and Loop Has Flipped the Script on Biomimicry

    Biomimicry is when science copies nature to design new products. That may be too blunt. It's more like using nature to inspire new ideas and re-purpose natural attributes to create solutions. For instance, George de Mestral created VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners after mimicking his design after the cockle burr. The burrs got caught in his dog's fur during a hike.

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  • Unknown Facts About VELCRO ® Brand Products

    There is a misconception about what the VELCRO ® brand is exactly. Is it the name of the company or the product? Did NASA invent VELCRO ® brand hook and loop? And if not, where did such a remarkable product come from? There are a lot of different questions that pop up when it comes to the clever and ingenious material. Here are just a few VELCRO® Brand facts you may not have known about the hook and loop product.

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  • Top Movies That Used Hook and Loop

    Many people around the world use hook and loop for just about anything. There was recently a show which introduced using this fastener to keep your sheets from coming off of the bed. There are plenty of ways to use hook and loop to secure things in place without being seen, a trait that Hollywood finds very useful.

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  • TV Props Made from Hook and Loop

    In 1955, Swiss engineer George de Mestral patented the hook and loop fastener which came to be known as VELCRO®, or hook and loop fasteners. During the Apollo program, NASA saw this fastener as a way to secure a number of items in zero gravity conditions. It became an integral addition to the moon flights and helped to fasten the astronauts’ space boots and gloves. Is it any wonder that it would go on to be employed to construct props for TV sci-fi shows?

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  • Hook and Loop in the World of Textiles

    Everyone knows the brand VELCRO® but not many people can tell you what it is. VELCRO® is a brand of hook and loop fasteners manufactured by the Velcro companies. Hook and loop is a textile. So what is a textile? A textile is a material made of interlacing fibers. It's a broad term that includes fabrics and cloths and any variety of natural or artificial fibers such as cotton, silk, nylon and polyester. Now that we know what a textile is, how does a textile get made?

  • Teach Your Children with Hook and Loop Lessons

    Hook and loop is a great teaching tool because it can be used with kids of all ages to give them a better time in the classroom. You do not want to do all the same games that you're used to doing, but you can keep doing new and interesting projects with kids that are going to be fun for them. You can try a few new games and activities, and all of them use the hook and loop that you already have on hand.
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