One of the greatest and most ubiquitous inventions of the 20th century, hook & loop has been used for just about every conceivable application where a temporary bond is required. It is especially popular in clothing where it replaces buttons or zippers, or on shoes where it often replaces laces. In the home it's used when pleating draperies, holding carpets in place, attaching upholstery, among many other things. It closes backpacks, briefcases notebooks, secures pockets, and fastens disposable diapers. The uses are unlimited.