Join our Giveaway with Tea Rose Home!

We have another fabulous fabric giveaway running, this time with the lovely Tea Rose Home! In this giveaway, 1 lucky winner will receive 8 stunning Echino fabrics. To join, simply head on over to the Tea Rose Home site to enter.

Make sure to check out these super beautiful items they also made using one of our love Andover fabrics too. What great inspiration for all your sewing projects!

Join our Giveaway with Tea Rose Home!

Join our Giveaway with Tea Rose Home!

Check out these lovely items they made with our fabric!

Check out these lovely items they made with our fabric!

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

What a sweet design!

What a sweet design!

white Christmas wonderland house fabric Andover USA

white Christmas wonderland house fabric Andover USA

blue black triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

blue black triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

echino sea green blue natural color canvas fabric shapes silver bird from Japan

echino sea green blue natural color canvas fabric shapes silver bird from Japan

echino grey orange natural color canvas laminate fabric bird from Japan

echino grey orange natural color canvas laminate fabric bird from Japan

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses blue

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses blue

turquoise echino canvas fabric Frame owl giraffe deer

turquoise echino canvas fabric Frame owl giraffe deer

extra wide blue echino poplin fabric fox dot blossom

extra wide blue echino poplin fabric fox dot blossom

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark

Rilakkuma wants to know more about our team and this time around, he talks to our programmig wizard, Mark!

Hello, who are you by the way?

Hello, I’m Mark and I’m 28 years old. I was born in HK and went to both high school and university here. My hobbies include playing computer games, indoor gaming activities and watching television shows.

What is your job at modes4u?

I am a Programmer. My work includes online maintenance, website development and coding. I make sure things are working as smoothly as possible. I like working with numbers so programming is right for me.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

My favorite products are re-ments because they’re like little treasure boxes! Each box contains something different so it’s always a surprise. My favorite types of re-ments are ones featuring different famous characters that everyone knows like Hello Kitty because they’re fun and interesting.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

I like that there is a very positive work atmosphere here. We don’t need to wear suits so I get to come to work in jeans and sneakers. As I mentioned, I like working with numbers so I enjoy my work programming, it’s a very focused position.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I like crafting websites. I can create boundaries, designs and layouts using numbers and codes. This involves a step-by-step process so even though it’s not using wood or plastic, it’s still crafting!

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 1

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 1

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 2

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 2

Check out our kawaii business cards and 2017 calendar!

We’ve got a super cute new business card and 2017 calendar we simply have to share with you! They’re colorful, fun and handy too.

Each order, whether it’s for a cute squishy, a kawaii plush toy or anything else, will now come with our new business card, calendar and a free festive tape (while stocks last), all wrapped up in our fun Christmas packaging!

Don’t forget to check out our Christmas products, the holidays are fast approaching!

Our kawaii business cards and 2017 calendar!

Our kawaii business cards and 2017 calendar!

Our Christmas packaging

Our Christmas packaging

Aren't they lovely?

Aren’t they lovely?

Get a free tape with your order (while stocks last)!

Get a free tape with your order (while stocks last)!

Iwako erasers Advent Calendar Christmas

Iwako erasers Advent Calendar Christmas

Iwako erasers Santa snowman reindeer Christmas 6 pieces set

Iwako erasers Santa snowman reindeer Christmas 6 pieces set

kawaii Gudetama Christmas Special Set 4pcs egg squishy set

kawaii Gudetama Christmas Special Set 4pcs egg squishy set

white with Santa bear bow Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh

white with Santa bear bow Washi Masking Tape deco tape Shinzi Katoh

light blue brushed Canvas lion giraffe snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

light blue brushed Canvas lion giraffe snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

light cream cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

light cream cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

colorful cute fairy snowflake silver embellishment Michael Miller fabric

colorful cute fairy snowflake silver embellishment Michael Miller fabric

white Christmas tree present paper tape gold metallic embellishment from Japan

white Christmas tree present paper tape gold metallic embellishment from Japan

Santa Claus with cake Christmas figurine Japan

Santa Claus with cake Christmas figurine Japan

christmas pudding bear solar powered bobble head toy from Japan

christmas pudding bear solar powered bobble head toy from Japan

Santa Claus and cat Christmas figurine Japan

Santa Claus and cat Christmas figurine Japan

Santa Claus with pennant Christmas figurine Japan

Santa Claus with pennant Christmas figurine Japan

cute colorful Christmas Santa Claus glitter stickers from Japan

cute colorful Christmas Santa Claus glitter stickers from Japan

cute Santa Claus teddy bear reindeer Christmas glitter stickers from Japan

cute Santa Claus teddy bear reindeer Christmas glitter stickers from Japan

modeS4u visits Monaluna

Earlier this week, our Managing Director Sandra Boch, and IT Manager Alan Mak, jetted off from Hong Kong all the way to San Francisco to meet with the incredibly talented fabric design company, Monaluna. Monaluna specializes in stunning organic fabrics that are GOTS certified, meaning their fabrics are produced in an environmentally friendly manner. Not only are the fabrics organic, they’re also vibrant, colorful and unique! Whilst there, Sandra and Alan spoke with Monaluna’s founder, Jennifer Moore, and had a chance to take a look at Monaluna’s beautiful store, seen in the images here.

 

We have more Monaluna fabrics coming soon. Make sure to check out their beautiful organic fabrics we currently carry! What’s your favorite fabric by them?

Monaluna's store from the outside

Monaluna’s store from the outside

They have many beautiful organic fabrics

They have many beautiful organic fabrics

Theire products as elegant and practical

Theire products as elegant and practical

They have many lovely items on display

They have many lovely items on display

Don't you just want everything??

Don’t you just want everything??

Their store has lots of lovely things!

Their store has lots of lovely things!

Monaluna founder, Jennifer, with Mason, Sandra and Alan.

Monaluna founder, Jennifer, with Mason, Sandra and Alan.

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Sylvania

Rilakkuma is back for another interview! This time he talks to modes4u’s accounting genius, Sylvania!

Hello, who are you by the way?

I am Sylvania. I was born in Hong Kong and grew up here.  HK is an exciting place full of wonderful people.  I have studied abroad but my hometown is still my favorite place to live.   I like to read, and have knowledge in area such as arts, economics, accounting and so on.   I like numbers. 

What is your job at modes4u?

I work all day with figures.  Yes, I think you guessed right – I work in the accounting department.  I have been working in this field since I graduated. It is an interesting area because figures are not just about numbers, they tell you stories. Sometimes the stories behind the scenes are important, sometimes they’re very similar, sometimes they give a big surprise.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

I love floral fabrics.  Many of our fabrics come from famous well-known suppliers and designers like Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry and Michael Miller from the US, and Kobayashi from Japan.  They are all top quality fabrics that are beautiful, detailed and have fabulous printed floral designs in Japanese, Asian and European styles.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

Modes4u is a growing company consisting of young colleagues full of enthusiasm, warmth, kind hearts and a willingness to help each other.  Modes4u gives me opportunities to learn and to improve.  Besides my accounting duties, I have learned how to wrap packages professionally with the packaging team.  I have learned about fabrics too.  Different types of fabrics have different characteristics like organic ones, flannel ones, knits, laminated fabrics and so on, that I had never thought about before working here.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I do not craft but I do like to join workshops to learn about making hand-made soap, as well as cultivate organic vegetables during my leisure.

Our accounting genius!

Our accounting genius!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Oliver

Rilakkuma has more questions for our staff in a new interview! This time he spoke with Oliver to find out more about our awesome team member:

Here they are, ready for the interview!

Here they are, ready for the interview!

Hello, who are you by the way?

I’m Oliver from Möchengladbach, Germany. I came to Hong a few years ago and started working in an e-commerce company. Hong Kong is a great city, which combines Eastern and Western culture and close enough to my second home in Japan. It’s also a great place to get to many destinations within Asia.

What is your job at modes4u?

I am in charge of all customer related tasks at modes4u. I handle all email inquiries providing our customers with all necessary information. My main task is to solve issues, concerning customer queries and questions regarding their orders and the products in our shops via email, Facebook or phone.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

The variety of coffee flavors in our office never fails to amaze me. Just joking. I am a really big fan of our Rilakkuma plush dolls and have a special collection of limited dolls. Rilakkuma means ‘relax bear’ in Japanese and I like many things in Japanese culture as well.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

It’s interesting to be in contact with our great customers. I have experience in e-commerce and handling customer related enquiries, but I have never met customers as friendly as here. Every day holds some surprises, for example because our customers send a lot of positive feedback often including pictures of their hand crafted cloths and accessories made from our great fabrics.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I used to craft a little, but I am more familiar with creative cooking, combining Asian and Western cuisine, and I love sports. I aim to achieve a good balance by doing exercise and travelling in my free time. 

They've got lots to talk about.

They’ve got lots to talk about.

The interview left Rilakkuma exhausted.

The interview left Rilakkuma exhausted.

Our Fabrics in Näh Dir Dein Kleid

A fantastic new sewing book in German, Näh Dir Dein Kleid by Rosa P. was published and it features some of our lovely fabrics! This new book features sewing patterns, tips and suggestions on designing stunning dresses that can be used day to day, at a party or when going to the office. Our fabrics seen in Rosa’s book included a beautiful green floral design, as well as a radiant zig-zag fabric. Check out some of the beautiful images from Rosa’s book below, and some fabric suggestions you can use to create your own dresses!

The front cover of Näh Dir Dein Kleid

The front cover of Näh Dir Dein Kleid

Perfect for a party!

Perfect for a party!

This gorgeous design makes it a great dress to dance in too!

This gorgeous design makes it a great dress to dance in too!

A very pretty and eye-catching design

A very pretty and eye-catching design

This is a great dress for a day out or for work

This is a great dress for a day out or for work

Robert Kaufman thin zig zag chevron fabric black white Remix

Robert Kaufman thin zig zag chevron fabric black white Remix

Robert Kaufman thin zig zag chevron fabric hot pink dark blue Remix

Robert Kaufman thin zig zag chevron fabric hot pink dark blue Remix

Robert Kaufman thin zig zag chevron fabric dark brown light green Remix

Robert Kaufman thin zig zag chevron fabric dark brown light green Remix

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric light purple light blue Remix

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric light purple light blue Remix

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric green-white Remix

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric green-white Remix

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric pink-white Remix

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric pink-white Remix

sea green chevron organic fabric by birch from the USA

sea green chevron organic fabric by birch from the USA

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric brown-blue Remix

Robert Kaufman zig zag chevron fabric brown-blue Remix

green colorful Robert Kaufman beautiful flower leaf fabric

green colorful Robert Kaufman beautiful flower leaf fabric

lime green Riley Blake big hot pink flower pattern fabric

lime green Riley Blake big hot pink flower pattern fabric

lime green Riley Blake small colorful flower leaf white flower circle fabric

lime green Riley Blake small colorful flower leaf white flower circle fabric

lime green green-grey Kokka cute flower fabric

lime green green-grey Kokka cute flower fabric

dark purple tie dye green flower batik fabric by Timeless Treasures

dark purple tie dye green flower batik fabric by Timeless Treasures

green heart tree fabric by Michael Miller USA

green heart tree fabric by Michael Miller USA

mint and teal flower bouquet star fabric Rhoda Ruth by Robert Kaufman USA

mint and teal flower bouquet star fabric Rhoda Ruth by Robert Kaufman USA

mint green rose dot retro flower fabric Lucy by Michael Miller USA

mint green rose dot retro flower fabric Lucy by Michael Miller USA

Temarizushi Teamwork!

Recently, we held a delicious team building event, which saw the team at modeS4u working to create Temarizushi (Japanese rice balls) masterpieces! Divided into small groups, each group was tasked with creating and decorating 15 rice balls in all sorts of beautiful and funny ways with yummy ingredients such as seaweed, salmon, snapper and more, within 30 minutes. Leading this activity was Ms. Yuki of Yuki’s Table; she alongside head of modeS4U, Sandra, judged the many colorful designs. They ultimately decided upon the winning group, whose creations included rice balls with a cat face, vampire face and many other designs. After the event, everyone was then able to eat their scrumptious creations so really, we were all winners! Does this post make you hungry? Check out some fun rice bento accessories if you’d like to try making your own food masterpiece!

Ms. Yuki leads the challenge

Ms. Yuki leads the challenge

Everyone's hard at work!

Everyone’s hard at work!

The smell of the food was fantastic!

The smell of the food was fantastic!

Everyone was having a great time!

Everyone was having a great time!

Terrific teamwork!

Terrific teamwork!

Beautiful rice balls with floral designs

Beautiful rice balls with floral designs

Lovely display of gorgeous Temarizushi

Lovely display of gorgeous Temarizushi

Colorful and delicious!

Colorful and delicious!

Can you spot the vampire face?

Can you spot the vampire face?

All smiles!

All smiles!

Proud of their creations!

Proud of their creations!

We were looking forward to the eating part!

We were looking forward to the eating part!

A really fun team building experience

A really fun team building experience

Our beautiful new office space

We’ve been expanding and recently, part of our team moved into a brand new office space! And the best part is, it’s right next door to our current warehouse, where this part of the team was previously working (in the office section of the warehouse). This move now sees a good part of our warehouse freed up for our ever growing range of products such as fabrics, plush toys, bento boxes and more of your favorite items. Check out some of the pictures of our new space below!

It's very spacious here

It’s very spacious here

Our conference room

Our conference room

A flower arrangement for our new conference room!

A flower arrangement for our new conference room!

It's a lovely office space

It’s a lovely office space

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part4

Our overall impression of the Quilt Market fabric exhibition in Minneapolis this year was absolutely great and we certainly like to visit again. We reserved our final post for some American brands, we were able to talk to and already carry in our shop. We loved the creative concepts of Michael Miller and the beautiful patterns of the new collections by Henry Glass. Many new fabrics of these and less known suppliers, like Blank Quilting can already be found on modes4u and more will be available soon. We are grateful for all the inspiration and are sure we can bring you many fantastic fabrics in the future.

 

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

Great fun. The concept collection 'Color Me' allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

Great fun. The concept collection ‘Color Me’ allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

This dress look s surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

This dress looks surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric's hue matching the wall paper.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric’s hue matching the wall paper.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Wonderland in pink and grey make you feel at home at once.

Wonderland in pink and grey makes you feel at home at once.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

pastel colored 'Lady Claire' panel sewing  and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

pastel colored ‘Lady Claire’ panel sewing and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric 'Priscilla' Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric ‘Priscilla’ Blank Quilting USA

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

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