A Mind-Blowing Biomimicry Example

Nature inspire us - biomimicry

From our beginnings to the present day, biomimicry has been the foundation of our innovations. Read on to learn how nature inspired these three VELCRO® Brand technologies. Biomimicry is a large part of our DNA. From the very first moment George de Mestral invented the hook and loop fastener, to our new and modern technologies, […]

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Dreams to Reality: An Accessible Bionic Prosthetic

bionic arms

From George de Mestral’s historic hike in the woods to today’s talented inventors at Velcro Companies, we celebrate our employees’ ingenuity. Bionic prosthetics may seem like a futuristic goal; however, with perseverance and a dash of our solutions, one employee made this dream a reality. An IT Employee by Day & A Biomedical Engineer by […]

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Yong Joo Kim’s Wearable Art is Jaw-Dropping

Yong Joo Kim and her Wearable Art

Artists often dedicate careers to exploring the limits of a certain material or medium. For the past four years, Yong Joo Kim has been doing just that: working with Velcro® Brand products from her studio in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with VELCRO® Brand! 

International Womens Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we honor the amazing women who have made our company strong, fearless, and a resource for innovation. Our digital team had the privilege of interviewing five women, whose diverse careers and experiences have lifted Velcro Companies to success. Check out their interviews below:  Carmen Talavera — Sr. Supply Chain Manager, VAP  My name is Carmen Talavera, and I’m the supply chain manager for Velcro Agua Prieta, and I’m also responsible for the Douglas warehouse.   […]

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Space-Tested VELCRO® Brand Products

Did you know that our products have been to the moon and back for over 50 years? From the technology that helped launch us to the moon to the connections we make every day, VELCRO® Brand products have been making lives easier, one connection at a time. Our technology used for the lunar landing helped […]

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Creating Solutions For The Future #MoreThanAFastener

To be an inventor means more than creating a solution to a problem. It’s an expression of creativity with boundless possibilities. As the original pioneers of hook and loop technology, we’ve created innovative solutions for almost 70 years! Beginning with a visionary inventor, inspired by a routine walk in the woods, to the talented idealists […]

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Connecting With Consumers #MoreThanAFastener

Velcro Companies presents More Than A Fastener with Jim Hillson

To be an inventor means more than creating a solution to a problem. It’s an expression of creativity with boundless possibilities. As the original pioneers of hook and loop technology, we’ve created innovative solutions for almost 70 years! Beginning with a visionary inventor, inspired by a routine walk in the woods, to the talented idealists that […]

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How to Organize Wires and Cables in Every Room of Your House

How to Keep Cables Tidy - Cable Organisation Tips

Are messy cables taking over your floors, worktops and bags? Then it’s time for a change! No one wants to untangle cables before they can listen to their favorite song, bake a yummy cake or get ready for a party. You can solve all of your tangled cable-related problems with VELCRO® Brand Cable Ties! Here […]

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Easy Office Organization Ideas That Boost Productivity

Office Organisation Ideas - Go Paperless

A messy office can lead to poor productivity – and if you find that clutter is constantly getting in the way of you doing your job, then we’re here to help. Whether you’re working from home or in a big office, read on for a few easy office organization ideas that are super easy to implement. […]

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Institute of Packaging Professionals Awards Perfetti Van Melle for its Mentos™ Pure Fresh Gum Wallet Packs Featuring VELCRO® Brand PRESS-LOK® Closure System

VELCRO® Brand PRESS-LOK wins ameristar package award

Velcro Companies is honored to announce that Perfetti Van Melle’s Mentos™ Pure Fresh Gum Wallet Packs, which feature a VELCRO® Brand PRESS-LOK® closure system, received a Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2018 AmeriStar Package Award. A panel of 16 judges from various segments of the packaging industry collaborated to deem the Mentos™ Gum Packs the best […]

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FOUR BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS EVERY PARENT NEEDS

kid with backpack going to school

Summer has come and gone and it is once again the start of a new school year. If you’re a parent, getting back into the school routine can be quite daunting and stressful. From figuring out everyone’s daily schedules, to making sure everyone has what they need for their classes, kids aren’t the only ones […]

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GET ROAD TRIP READY WITH OUR HOW-TO CAR ORGANIZATION GUIDE

suv trunk organization with stayhold cargo organizers

Trying to get a last minute weekend trip in before summer ends and the kids have to go back to school? Or, is your road tripping season just beginning (did someone say foliage???)? Avoid the chaos of a messy car with our road trip car organization guide. We’ve tackled how to keep each part of […]

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5 BACK TO SCHOOL HACKS EVERY TEACHER NEEDS

basket of school supplies

Back-to-school is just around the corner. While some of us are trying to squeeze in the last drops of summer, for teachers, it’s time to start getting ready for the new school year. We know what a busy time that can be. To help out, and possibly free up some time for one more beach […]

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Velcro Companies Celebrates the VELCRO® Trademark

Velcro Companies Celebrates trademark at Trademark Expo

Last month to celebrate 60 years of the VELCRO® trademark, Velcro Companies joined the United States Patent and Trademark office for this year’s Trademark Expo in Washington DC. Located at the National Museum of American History, the event was a huge success! The weekend was jammed packed with families and fans celebrating not only the […]

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What first comes to mind when you think of the VELCRO® Brand?

The answer is likely something accompanied by a hand motion that signals two things being pulled apart and – if the subject has a sense of humor – an imitation of the noise that hook and loop makes when the pieces are pulled apart. That prominent association of hook and loop has evolved tremendously since […]

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