It’s our 9th Anniversary! Get a free gift with your order!

It’s modeS4u‘s 9th anniversary! Thank you everyone for your continued support of us. To celebrate, we’re offering a free Iwako eraser for every 20 Euros you spend in our online shop, from NOW until March 26th! So if you purchase 20 Euros worth of goods, you get 1 free eraser, if you spend 40 Euros, you get 2 free erasers etc. Each eraser will be different (i.e. no duplicates)!

Please note, shipping costs are not included. The number of free erasers to be given is based on the amount spent on products only.

It's our 9th Anniversary! Get a free gift with your order!

It’s our 9th Anniversary! Get a free gift with your order!

It’s World Lion Day

They may be cats but they’re not your average shoe box loving type, they’re the kings and queens of the jungle! Lions are amongst some of the most majestic and beautiful animals on this planet, as well as some of the most feared given their ferocity. In honor of these giant cats, we’ve got some of our favorite lion erasers, lion bento accessories and lion fabrics for you to check out!

Here are some fun lion facts:

Lions can rest up to 20 hours a day in the wild (staying true to their cat nature!)!

A lion’s roar can be heard from an incredible 8km away.

Lions are actually the second biggest cat in the world, the biggest being tigers.

A lion can leap an astonishing 36 feet!

When lions walk, their heels don’t actually touch the ground.

Safari Animals Iwako erasers set 7 pieces from Japan

Safari Animals Iwako erasers set 7 pieces from Japan

orange lion eraser by Iwako from Japan

orange lion eraser by Iwako from Japan

squirrel bear lion rabbit Bento food cutters

squirrel bear lion rabbit Bento food cutters

monkey rabbit lion bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

monkey rabbit lion bear food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

Wow animal bento measuring spoon set ring 4pcs Japan

Wow animal bento measuring spoon set ring 4pcs Japan

lion rabbit elephant bear long food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

lion rabbit elephant bear long food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

colourful animal plastic bowls party plate set

colourful animal plastic bowls party plate set

zodiac sign Rilakkuma yellow chick as Leo plush toy charm

zodiac sign Rilakkuma yellow chick as Leo plush toy charm

zodiac sign Rilakkuma white teddy bear as Leo plush toy charm

zodiac sign Rilakkuma white teddy bear as Leo plush toy charm

navy blue Pride Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

navy blue Pride Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

white animal children crafting fabric by Dear Stella USA

white animal children crafting fabric by Dear Stella USA

cream counting Safari animals cotton fabric from Japan

cream counting Safari animals cotton fabric from Japan

cute zoo animal wall stickers from Japan

cute zoo animal wall stickers from Japan

light blue zoo animal square fabric 'Wild Thing' Blank Quilting USA

light blue zoo animal square fabric ‘Wild Thing’ Blank Quilting USA

natural colored lion zebra elephant Africa animal canvas fabric from Japan

natural colored lion zebra elephant Africa animal canvas fabric from Japan

natural colored animal Geo design Canvas fabric from Japan

natural colored animal Geo design Canvas fabric from Japan

red white Lunch set Bento set with lion from Japan

red white Lunch set Bento set with lion from Japan

white animal motivation panel fabric Elizabeth's Studio USA

white animal motivation panel fabric Elizabeth’s Studio USA

white lion king animal fabric by Alexander Henry USA

white lion king animal fabric by Alexander Henry USA

Turtle Power!

Did you know that today is Turtle Day? Well if you didn’t, you do now! Turtles are one of the most elegant, beautiful and oldest animals known to man. They’ve been in existence for over 215 million years. They’ve been a source of inspiration to us for a long time too, inspiring many things that have been produced in popular culture from cartoons to songs to fashion; the turtle is a much loved creature. So in appreciation of our shelled friends, we’ve compiled some fun turtle related products including fabrics, erasers and stickers for you to browse through.

blue turtle fabric with fishes Robert Kaufman

blue turtle fabric with fishes Robert Kaufman

cute fabric with green turtles Robert Kaufman

cute fabric with green turtles Robert Kaufman

blue sea turtle eraser by Iwako

blue sea turtle eraser by Iwako

green sea turtle eraser by Iwako

green sea turtle eraser by Iwako

pink sea turtle eraser by Iwako

pink sea turtle eraser by Iwako

Aquarium Sea Animals Iwako erasers set 7 pieces from Japan

Aquarium Sea Animals Iwako erasers set 7 pieces from Japan

sea green turtle coral reef animal fabric by Michael Miller USA

sea green turtle coral reef animal fabric by Michael Miller USA

pink turtle animal fabric by Michael Miller USA

pink turtle animal fabric by Michael Miller USA

navy blue turtle Kyoto Japan cotton fabric structured

navy blue turtle Kyoto Japan cotton fabric structured

pink maritime turtles animal fabric by Dear Stella USA

pink maritime turtles animal fabric by Dear Stella USA

funny neon whale fish polar bear animals stickers by Q-Lia

funny neon whale fish polar bear animals stickers by Q-Lia

yellow turtle Africa animal flannel fabric Timeless Treasures USA

yellow turtle Africa animal flannel fabric Timeless Treasures USA

purple whale dolphin animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

purple whale dolphin animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

yellow turtle sea animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

yellow turtle sea animal fabric by Timeless Treasures

dark beige structured bird turtle dobby fabric by Cosmo from Japan

dark beige structured bird turtle dobby fabric by Cosmo from Japan

white cute colorful fish octopus crab fabric Little Mermaids

white cute colorful fish octopus crab fabric Little Mermaids

It’s International Polar Bear Day

Polar bears are some of our most favorite animals and an international symbol in the fight to reduce global warming. Therefore, we like to remind ourselves that the beautiful white bear’s future is in our hands. Since these wonderful creatures live far away in their arctic homes, we celebrate this day with Rilakkuma and his friends and take note with our cute new polar bear stationary.

Don't let polar bears disappear. This cute polar bear eraser helps to us remember the urgency .

Don’t let them disappear. Cute polar bear erasers help to us remember the urgency

This convenient pouch is standing up for polar bears.

This convenient pouch is standing up for polar bears

Take note of polar bear day with Korilakkuma and friends

Take note of polar bear day with Korilakkuma and friends

Fun new Iwako erasers from Japan

Iwako erasers are so much fun. They come in the most amazing shapes and with so many details that sometimes it’s hard to believe that they are ‘just’ erasers. We love the new Iwako erasers we now carry, there are many new animals like gorillas, butterflies and bees. The adorable school series with stapler, scissors, tape dispenser, school bag, piano, table tennis packet etc. is a really great addition for children’s school bags. And the classic game collection is really suitable for playing!

These fun Iwako erasers are new on modes4u.com

These fun Iwako erasers are new on modes4u.com

blue butterfly animal eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue butterfly animal eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow bee animal eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow bee animal eraser by Iwako from Japan

black gorilla monkey eraser by Iwako from Japan

black gorilla monkey eraser by Iwako from Japan

pink gorilla monkey eraser by Iwako from Japan

pink gorilla monkey eraser by Iwako from Japan

Iwako toothbrush and toothbrush mug eraser yellow from Japan

Iwako toothbrush and toothbrush mug eraser yellow from Japan

blue stapler school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue stapler school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

white scissors school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

white scissors school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow adhesive tape school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow adhesive tape school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue pencil sharpener school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue pencil sharpener school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue school bag backpack satchel school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue school bag backpack satchel school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue keyboard piano eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue keyboard piano eraser by Iwako from Japan

red-black table tennis racket eraser by Iwako from Japan

red-black table tennis racket eraser by Iwako from Japan

red-green yoyo classic game eraser by Iwako from Japan

red-green yoyo classic game eraser by Iwako from Japan

red-blue spinning top classic game eraser by Iwako from Japan

red-blue spinning top classic game eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow-green-red Kendama classic game eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow-green-red Kendama classic game eraser by Iwako from Japan

Free eraser gift for the next 100 shop orders!

We have a big surprise for the weekend: The next 100 orders in our online shop modes4u.com will receive a super cute Japanese eraser as a free gift (while stock lasts, picture is for reference only). The kawaii erasers from our surprise box are all from the Japanese manufacturer Iwako. They look amazingly realistic and are just adorable. Hurry with your order for a chance to get one of them for free.

The next 100 orders on modes4u.com get a kawaii free surprise eraser

The next 100 orders on modes4u.com get a kawaii free surprise eraser

Free Iwako eraser for the next 100 shop orders!

We have a big surprise for the weekend: The next 100 orders in our online shop modes4u.com will receive a super cute Japanese eraser as a free gift (while stock lasts, picture is for reference only). The kawaii erasers from our surprise box are all from the Japanese manufacturer Iwako. They are incredibly detailed and really great quality. Hurry with your order for a chance to get one of them for free.

The next 100 orders on modes4u.com get a kawaii free surprise eraser from Japan

The next 100 orders on modes4u.com get a kawaii free surprise eraser from Japan

Celebrate the Year of the Horse

It’s only a couple of days away. On January 31st the Year of the Horse starts. We love Chinese New Year, as there are so many celebrations and beautiful decorations. Today we embellish our blog with cute horse products.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Chinese New Year public holidays from January 31st to February 3rd we can’t ship any orders, as all post offices are closed. From Tuesday, February 4th, we will start shipping again.

Japanese paper stickers horse cat Happy New Year

Japanese paper stickers horse cat Happy New Year

cute Japanese horse eraser from Iwako

cute Japanese horse eraser from Iwako

white fabric with dotted horses by Robert Kaufman USA

white fabric with dotted horses by Robert Kaufman USA

light blue birch horse organic fabric

light blue birch horse organic fabric

green canvas animal fabric horse Kokka Japan

green canvas animal fabric horse Kokka Japan

white Swedish Dala horses animal fabric by Cosmo from Japan

white Swedish Dala horses animal fabric by Cosmo from Japan

red Swedish Dala horses animal fabric Kokka Japan

red Swedish Dala horses animal fabric Kokka Japan

Play Turtle Wushu with our Iwako turtle erasers

What a funny idea. A customer told us that she uses our Iwako sea turtle erasers to play the game Turtle Wushu. We have never heard of it before but it sounds really creative and entertaining. It’s an active team game where you move a lot. There are two teams and every player carries an eraser turtle on the back of his or her hand. Then it’s about knocking the turtles off your opponent’s hands by following certain rules.

That’s really the most unusual way our erasers have been used so far. Check out the video below if you want to play it too.

blue sea turtle eraser by Iwako

blue sea turtle eraser by Iwako

green sea turtle eraser by Iwako

green sea turtle eraser by Iwako

pink sea turtle eraser by Iwako

pink sea turtle eraser by Iwako

yellow sea turtle eraser by Iwako

yellow sea turtle eraser by Iwako

Take a look at the Turtle Wushu rules

Take a look at the Turtle Wushu rules

How Iwako erasers are made

Have you ever wondered how those incredibly detailed Japanese Iwako erasers are made? We have and therefore were very pleased to find out that Iwako released a little factory tour, in which the company explains how they make those little rubber items which made them so successful. So on their website you can have a very detailed look at all the steps of manufacturing. We will break it down in a more general way for you:

1. If a new eraser is to be produced, a model maker makes a model by hand. After that molds are made from metal, so that the huge molding machines can produce the different parts of the new erasers. For every new eraser part the molds in the machines have to be changed.

2. The eraser material, which is PVC-free and environmental friendly is coloured with pigment powders and injected into the machines, where it is melded and pressed into the molds.

3. After all the different parts for each eraser are ready, they are assembled and packed by hand. Of course each eraser is checked before being packed to ensure that the quality is good.

A look behind the scenes: Here you can see what big machines are used to make the cute erasers

A look behind the scenes: Here you can see what big machines are used to make the cute erasers

This is the rubber material which will later be transformed into the cute erasers

This is the rubber material which will later be transformed into the cute erasers

Most of the erasers consist of different parts which later assembled

Most of the erasers consist of different parts which later assembled

Here the erasers are checked and packed

Here the erasers are checked and packed

sandwich bread eraser from Japan by Iwako

sandwich bread eraser from Japan by Iwako

pizza eraser from Japan by Iwako

pizza eraser from Japan by Iwako

These are some of the Iwako erasers you can buy in our shop

These are some of the Iwako erasers you can buy in our shop

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