Asked in Inventions
Who invented Velcro?
November 10, 2016 5:39AM
The hook-loop fastener was invented in 1948 by Swiss engineer,
Georges de Mestral who lived in Commugny, Switzerland. The idea
came to him in 1941 after returning from a hunting trip with his
dog in the Alps. He took a close look at the burrs (seeds) that
kept sticking to his clothes and his dog's fur. He examined them
under a microscope, and noted their hundreds of "hooks" that caught
on anything with a loop, such as clothing, animal fur, or hair. He
spent several years perfecting the method.