Velcro - VELCRO brand fasteners are now part of everyone's lives, offering practical, versatile, convenient and safe fastening solutions to the: Home, School, Office, Travel & Leisure, Garden, Manufacturing Industries The inspiration behind the famous VELCRO brand fastener was the cocklebur. In 1941 a Swiss inventor got the idea from closely inspecting a burr which had attached itself to his dog's coat whilst out walking. It took him a decade to find the material and develop a machine that would produce a closure with consistent performance. Created from the first syllables of the French words velours (loop) and crochet (hook), the VELCRO brand name has, since 1959, been given to an extensive range of products that have greatly simplified fastening and closure operations. If you can't find what your looking for please contact Trade Counter Direct and we'll do our best to source your product.