George De Mestral

Inventor of velcro

George De Mestral's life

He was born on June 19, 1907 in Vaud, Switzerland. When he was 12 he designed a toy airplane and received his first patent at 12 years old. Graduated from Federal Institute of Technology. George was married three times to Jeanne Schnyder in 1932, Monique Panchaud de Bottens in 1949 and finally he married Helen Mary Dale also in 1949. He died on February 8th,1990 in Commugny, Switzerland at the age of 83.

I think Velcro is important because

People use it everyday, there is Velcro in space shuttles. They have it in space shuttles because when people go to space they have velcro to hold things down so they won't be floating around.

BY: Daniel and Preston