True colors: Michael Miller’s new fabric collection Color Me

In what colors would you paint the world? In your favorite ones for sure. If you love sewing and always want to be more creative, our amazing new Michael Miller fabric collection Color me by Hayley Crouse gives you the chance to become a true artist. The cute designs can be colored with bright fabric markers, allowing you to create your very personal garments and accessories that will literally ‘draw attention‘ wherever you go. The fun space and fairy tale fabrics are also perfect for art projects with children and absolutely easy to paint. We think the world needs more color. With Color Me it’s in your hands to let your true colors shine.

Michael Miller's new fabric collection Color Me makes you the artist.

Michael Miller’s new fabric collection Color Me makes you the artist.

A lovely princess and castle dress. It's never been so easy to create individual garment.

A lovely princess dress. It’s never been so easy to create individual garments. Photo: Michael Miller.

Some of the fabric markers with which you can immediately start drawing.

Some of the fabric markers with which you can immediately start drawing. Photo: Michael Miller.

Accessories like these great school bags can even be altered during a short break.

Accessories like these great school bags can even be altered during a short break. Photo: Michael Miller.

Great fun. At the Minneapolis Quilt Market fabric exhibition this year we already tried some coloring.

Great fun. At the Minneapolis Quilt Market exhibition this year we already tried some coloring.

With little effort this dress looks like a real designer piece.

With little effort this dress looks like a real designer piece.

Another cute dress with a pink collar that shows the possibilities are endless.

Another cute dress with a pink collar that shows the possibilities are endless.

coloring panel border fabric with astronaut star moon Michael Miller

coloring panel border fabric with astronaut star moon Michael Miller

coloring fabric with Paisley flower crown butterflies Michael Miller

coloring fabric with Paisley flower crown butterflies Michael Miller

coloring fabric with astronaut star moon rocket Michael Miller

coloring fabric with astronaut star moon rocket Michael Miller

coloring panel border fabric with fairy princess castle Michael Miller

coloring panel border fabric with fairy princess castle Michael Miller

Bye Bye Alibaba!

We have been a Gold supplier on Alibaba.com for 2 years now and we decided to stop promoting our wholesale business there. We are just too busy with our existing customers and our retail shop and don’t have the time anymore to accept any new wholesale customers. Therefore, we decided to shut down our Alibaba Gold supplier account and focus on our online shop instead. I am sure we will not regret this decision.

we got this Gold Supplier badge from Alibaba

we got this Gold Supplier badge from Alibaba

New Spring 2011 Kokka catalog

Today the courier brought the newest Spring 2011 Kokka catalog directly from Japan. All the new Kokka, echino, miriporun, petite ecole and November Books fabrics are included. There are lots of new cute fabrics available. And the best news: We ordered some of them already and they should arrive by the end of next week (around 15th of October). I am so glad shipping bo boat from Japan to Hong Kong only takes 1 week. We should be one of the first shops selling those fabrics around the world! If you have a company and are interested in ordering those fabrics with wholesale prices, please contact us by email: wholesale@modes4u.com and we will send you our Kokka wholesale catalog.

New Spring 2011 Kokka catalog 1

the new Spring 2011 Kokka catalog

New Kokka Wholesale Catalog Spring 2010 arrived

We just got the newest wholesale fabrics catalog from Kokka Japan today! It is the Spring 2010 catalog with the newest designer fabrics by Kokka. If you are interested in the wholesale catalog, please contact us by email.

New Kokka Wholesale Catalog Spring 2010 arrived 1

newest Kokka Wholesale Catalog Spring 2010

Visit at the factory in China

We have a big order for one of our customers in production at the moment. The deadline is approaching and we wanted to do some inspection of the goods ourselves to make sure the products are alright. The factory is in China, Guangdong province. Initially we planned to send 2 people to the factory but one of our staff was stopped at the border because her China ID card just expired and she couldn’t enter China. Therefore, Alan went by himself to the factory to have a look. He took some pictures of the factory in China. They were still working on part of the products, mainly sewing on handles on bags. The order included a lot of other items as well (socks, gloves, scarfs, hats, wallets, armwarmer, necklaces and more) but most of those items were made in another factory.  Below you can see the pictures and maybe you can imagine now a bit better where your bags come from and how they are made ;-)

Chinese factory making bags for us

Chinese factory making bags for us

several people sewing on handles on bags

several people sewing on handles on bags

all those bags are for our order

all those bags are for our order

the 'factory showroom'

the

another picture of the factory in China

another picture of the factory in China

New Japanese Fabric Wholesale Catalog 2010

We got the newest licensed fabric catalog 2010 from Kokka this week and updated our Kokka wholesale catalog. Please contact us by email if you are interested in getting this catalog. Please only contact us if you have a registered business. This catalog includes all the newest Japanese fabrics from Kokka including Trefle, Push Pin, Eau de Mer, November books, Story books etc. Below you can see some of the fabrics already available in our shop:

New Japanese Fabric Wholesale Catalog 2010 1

Little Red Riding Hood fabric

New Japanese Fabric Wholesale Catalog 2010 2

Cinderella Japanese fabric

New Japanese Fabric Wholesale Catalog 2010 3

Peter Pan Kokka fabric

New Japanese Fabric Wholesale Catalog 2010 4

Bremen Town Musicians fabrics from Kokka Japan

New Japanese Fabric Wholesale Catalog 2010 5

cute deer fabric Eau de Mer by Kokka

New Japanese Fabric Wholesale Catalog 2010 6

pink cupcakes gauze fabric from Japan

Visit from Kokka Japan

Today we had a visit from a Kokka employee because they wanted to show us the newest designs they just released. That’s so super convenient when the suppliers come to your office to show you their newest collection. I must say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE their new collection. There are so many adorable, cute, kawaii, lovely fabrics, it will be really hard to choose which ones we will order. Unfortunately, I cannot order all of them because there is a budget limit ;-) Below you can see some of my favourite new fabrics from Kokka. I hope we will get them for our shop soon.

Matryoshka Fabric from Kokka

Matryoshka Fabric from Kokka

monkey with black kitty Japanese fabric

monkey with black kitty Japanese fabric

pink hearts with glitter girls Kokka fabric

pink hearts with glitter girls Kokka fabric

pink Japanese fabric with cupcakes, candy and more

pink Japanese fabric with cupcakes, candy and more

Visit from our Japanese Supplier

Today we had a visit from our supplier from Japan. He represents all the popular fancy stationery brands like Q-Lia, Kamio, Crux, Poolcool, Mindwave, Kutsuwa etc. from Japan. His responsibility is exporting these items overseas. We are working with him for just a short while, as I wrote about in an earlier blog post: New Fancy Japanese Stationery Supplier. He was visiting a trade fair here in Hong Kong and we set up a meeting so we could finally meet in person and discuss our future business collaboration. It went really well, he brought lots of new catalogs (he sends us new catalogs every 2 weeks from Japan) with the latest collections and some samples. We are going to place another order shortly as the Japanese stationery items sell really well. I can’t wait to get the new cute stationery items. It is always very exciting to open those parcels ;-)

New Kokka Fabric Swatches

Today we received new fabric swatches from Kokka in Japan. They are the newest designs from September 2009. Kokka releases every month new designs, therefore we get every month new swatches delivered and based on them, we place our orders.

Sorry about writing so much about Kokka in the last time but we are selling them so well since we started working with them together and we get updates about new designs often. I just want to share all these exciting news with you. There will be blog posts about our other products coming next, I promise!

Kokka fabric matryoshka animals

Kokka fabric matryoshka animalsKokka fabric cute bear in the park

Kokka fabric black kitty

Kokka fabric black kitty

Kokka meeting

Yesterday, I got a call from Kokka telling me that they just got over 30 new fabrics in that were just released. They want to show us the fabrics, so we set up a meeting for today. Luckily, typhoon Koppu who went over Hong Kong last night, made landfall a few hours before the meeting, so it was safe to go out. It is pretty dangerous to leave your home during a typhoon in Hong Kong because of all the signs hanging above everywhere and quite a few fall every time. Anyway, we went to their office and we saw LOTS of super cute new designs. I can’t believe how their designers can come up with so many new cute designs every month. There were cute animals dressed as Matryoshkas, cute black kitty fabrics, little piggies with icecream cones and glitter, peach and cherry blossom fabric and so many more. I will post some pics of the newest Kokka fabrics after the swatches arrived. They will send them to us by courier tomorrow.

Page 1 of 3123