Minerals, Metals, and Other Materials

Man-Made Products

Who invented Velcro?

The inspiration for Velcro came about when Swiss engineer George deMaestral (1907–1990) took a closer look at those annoying cockleburs that stick so well to things like dog fur and your favorite pair of socks. He recreated what he discovered into a new type of fastener.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Science Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App