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.

Kokka Fabric Wholesale catalog

Our Kokka fabric wholesale catalog is finished and ready for all our wholesale customers now. Only companies get access to this catalog, so please contact us by email and we will send the Kokka catalog to you. The orders are shipped either directly from Japan or from our office in Hong Kong. Below are some more cute Kokka fabric swatches.

Kokka fabric Alice in Wonderland

Kokka fabric Alice in Wonderland

Kokka fabric Christmas deer

Kokka fabric Christmas deer

Kokka Fabric Swatches arrived

Today the courier delivered the Kokka fabric swatches we chose yesterday at the Kokka office. I have to say: LOVE LOVE LOVE them! The fabrics are super cute, great quality and the colours are so brilliant and colourful. Now, the hard job begins to choose which fabrics we are going to order for our shop. If you have a shop and you are interested in Kokka fabric wholesale deals, contact us by email. I took some pics and you can see the fabrics below:

cute Kokka fabric with deers

cute Kokka fabric with deers

Kokka fabric with cute animals and garden

Kokka fabric with cute animals and garden

cute Kokka Fabric with mushrooms

cute Kokka Fabric with mushrooms

Matryoshka doll Kokka fabric

Matryoshka doll Kokka fabric

Visiting Kokka Japan

Today we had an appointment with Kokka who is the leading fabric manufacturer in Japan. They have lots of really cute and beautiful fabrics, so I contacted them in Japan and introduced our business to them. They were very interested in working with us together, so they set up a meeting with us in Hong Kong. Luckily, they have a Hong Kong office, so we didn’t need to fly to Japan for the meeting (although I would have really enjoyed a trip to Japan haha). We met with the boss from Japan, who is a really nice and friendly guy and his staff member, who his responsible for their Kokka customers. They showed us a lot of fabric and I was so excited. All these super cute, very detailed and amazing quality fabrics. I was immediately convinced that these fabrics are perfect for our shop and our customers. Everyone will just love them. The print and the colours are so detailed and clear, just incredible. So I chose all my favourite designs and they will prepare the swatches for us and send them by courier to our office tomorrow. I can’t wait to show these fabrics to our customers and order some fabric for our shop as soon as possible.

New office furniture

As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband quit his job to join my business full time and therefore we had to get him an office table as well. He was so looking forward to that, because he really wanted to have a very big table for his own work space. So we went to Ikea and ordered a big corner table for him. I took a few pics while he was assembling the table in our office. As you can see, he is super happy now (the position of the table is not the correct one, we will move it to it’s right position once he starts working).

Alan assembling the table

Alan assembling the table

Happy behind his new office desk

Happy behind his new office desk

New Fancy Japanese Stationery Supplier

I was looking for a supplier for the popular fancy stationery brands from Japan for quite a while now. These brands are: Q-lia, Mind wave, Crux, Kamio, Coolpool, Cram Cream etc. I wanted to order directly from Japan to make sure that we get the best price possible and also the newest items as soon as they are available. It took me really a long time to finally find a direct business contact in Japan for these brands. They even have an office in Hong Kong to present the brands and I set up an appointment to check out their office, talk about how to work together and most importantly, see their products. So today, Alan and I went to their office, which is surprisingly just a 5min drive by taxi from our office, and met with the boss. She was a very nice lady and we talked for 2 hours about our future collaboration and she also gave us tons of catalogs with all the super cute stationery items inside. We also visited their warehouse and picked up quite a lot of items to put them quickly into our shop. We are going to order from them very often from now on because these cute, kawaii items are just the perfect match for our kawaii shop. And the quality is just amazing, no comparision to the China made items. If you have a business and are interested in wholesale prices, please contact us by email for the huge wholesale catalog. The items can be shipped directly from Japan to your company.

cute pink Kamio memo pad

cute pink Kamio memo pad

kawaii Japanese memo pad from Crux

kawaii Japanese memo pad from Crux

cute animal erasers from Japan

cute animal erasers from Japan

My Husband quit his job

Today my husband finally quit his fulltime job as a Project Manager in a IT department. We are so super busy with our online shop modes4u.com and our wholesale business so we decided it is time for him to quit and join my business. We were planning this for a long time and the day has finally come. He will join me on 1st of October 09 and at the beginning he will write lots of new small software programs for us to make our work easier, more efficient and especially faster. There are a lot of work steps that are really time consuming and repetitive so this software should help us with that. He will also take care about our shop and write some new cool functions for it. I can’t wait for him to start working with me together in our office. It will be lots of fun 😉

100 followers on Twitter

YAY today we got our 100th follower on Twitter. Very excited because I just started there for a little while now and I was so surprised that people started adding me without me doing any advertisment about my Twitter account. To follow me, please click here: modes4u on Twitter I write about small bits and pieces about my business, news, new products and life in Hong Kong as a foreigner.

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Fabrics arrive in suspicious black packets

Today we got a new delivery of fabrics and the suppliers packed them in really suspicious looking black packets. They almost looked like the heroin packages that you can see in the movies. Each package is around 8kg heavy. Have a look at the pic to see the  similarity:

fabric in black packets

fabric in black packets

500th order

YAY, today we got the 500th order in our kawaii shop modes4u. Thanks sooooo much! The 500th is going to Hawaii! What a beautiful place, I wish I could join my parcel 😉