Tokyo Trip: Visiting Kokka

On a recent trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director (Sandra) and IT Manager (Alan), stopped by the brand new office of one of our amazing suppliers, Kokka. This supplier is well known for their incredibly creative and high quality designs and their new office featured row upon row of stunning fabrics. From floral fabrics, to Echino designs, their office was awash with magnificent colors.

Talking business and checking fabrics can really work up an appetite, so the team at Kokka then took Sandra and Alan out for dinner where they all dined on world famous Wagyu beef!

Check out some of the colorful pictures here!

Echino fabric samples

Echino fabric samples

More Echino fabric samples

More Echino fabric samples

Beautiful fabrics on display

Beautiful fabrics on display

Floral and pattern fabrics

Floral and pattern fabrics

Animal designs

Animal designs

Kawaii designs

Kawaii designs

Funny food prints

Funny food prints

Cute and colorful fabrics

Cute and colorful fabrics

More gorgeous fabrics on show!

More gorgeous fabrics on show!

More animal designs

More animal designs

Alice in Wonderland designs

Alice in Wonderland designs

More floral themed fabrics

More floral themed fabrics

Time for dinner!

Time for dinner!

Wagyu beef

Wagyu beef

modeS4u visits Kokka (Part 1)

Continuing with their visit to Japan earlier this year, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager), visited Kokka in Tokyo. Kokka carries a range of stunning fabrics we have available, such as nani iro and Echino fabrics. Whilst visiting them, Sandra and Alan were able to snap tons of fantastic pictures showing off Kokka’s many fabrics sewn into beautiful everyday items that will certainly inspire anyone who loves sewing! Check out the images below. Which fabric/item is your favorite?

 

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn't the tipi look amazing?

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn’t the tipi look amazing?

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Children's items using nani iro fabrics

Children’s items using nani iro fabrics

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Linen Jam's fabrics as clothes

Linen Jam’s fabrics as clothes

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

Super colorful and kawaii

Super colorful and kawaii

More fun character themed designs

More fun character themed designs

Knit fabrics on display

Knit fabrics on display

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Items made of Trefle fabrics

See us in Näh was mit Wachstuch !

We were featured in a special patchwork edition of Näh was mit Wachstuch in which you can see many of our stunning fabrics including our laminate fabrics! In this edition, you’ll find our Echino laminates, Hello Kitty laminates and more. Take a look below!

Our fabrics in Näh was mit Wachstuch

Our fabrics in Näh was mit Wachstuch

The Näh was mit Wachstuch edition

The Näh was mit Wachstuch edition

light pink Hello Kitty face text laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

light pink Hello Kitty face text laminate fabric Sanrio Japan

orange grey cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

orange grey cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

echino grey-blue canvas laminate fabric orange triangle bird from Japan

echino grey-blue canvas laminate fabric orange triangle bird from Japan

echino moss green canvas laminate fabric green triangle bird from Japan

echino moss green canvas laminate fabric green triangle bird from Japan

grey fox animal premium laminate fabric 'Fabulous Foxes' by Robert Kaufman

grey fox animal premium laminate fabric ‘Fabulous Foxes’ by Robert Kaufman

grey Robert Kaufman vintage sewing fabric Sewing Studio

grey Robert Kaufman vintage sewing fabric Sewing Studio

Join our giveaway with Laisse Luciefer!

We have another fun giveaway going, this time with the awesome Laisse Luciefer! One lucky winner willl get 6 beautiful Echino fabrics! Simply head on over to their site to enter the contest. Don’t forget to check out the super cute bag they made with our fabrics!

Take a look at some of the other awesome Echino fabrics we have, for inspiration for your projects! Good luck!

Join our giveaway with Laisse Luciefer!

Join our giveaway with Laisse Luciefer!

Look at this stunning bag!

Look at this stunning bag!

 

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses blue

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses blue

echino dark blue canvas laminate fabric silver triangle dot fox from Japan

echino dark blue canvas laminate fabric silver triangle dot fox from Japan

blue white diamond dice cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric

blue white diamond dice cotton sateen glitter laminate 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

solid mustard coloured echino canvas fabric from Japan

solid mustard coloured echino canvas fabric from Japan

natural color echino fabric stag with gold metallic dots laminate fabric Sambar

natural color echino fabric stag with gold metallic dots laminate fabric Sambar

navy blue echino silver metallic animal leaf skull laminate fabric

navy blue echino silver metallic animal leaf skull laminate fabric

off-white echino canvas fabric silver metallic stripe zig zag triangle Piece

off-white echino canvas fabric silver metallic stripe zig zag triangle Piece

black echino canvas fabric gold metallic animal leaf skull Classic Animals

black echino canvas fabric gold metallic animal leaf skull Classic Animals

orange grey cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

orange grey cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric yellow silver stripe dots from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric yellow silver stripe dots from Japan

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

Join our Giveaway with Petit Citron!

We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Petit Citron for an awesome fabric giveaway! One lucky winner will receive 8 stunning Echino laminate fabrics. Just head over to Petit Citron’s site to find out how to enter. The giveaway ends September 29.

Make sure to take a look at our other great Echino laminate fabrics for your projects.

Our Giveaway with Petit Citron

Our Giveaway with Petit Citron

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses yellow

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses yellow

blue echino parakeet canvas laminate fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

blue echino parakeet canvas laminate fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

olive green echino laminate canvas fabric with beige polka dots

olive green echino laminate canvas fabric with beige polka dots

solid green echino laminate canvas fabric

solid green echino laminate canvas fabric

berry purple echino laminate canvas fabric with old rose polka dots

berry purple echino laminate canvas fabric with old rose polka dots

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses pink

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses pink

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses blue

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses blue

yellow ni-co classic car echino laminate fabric from Japan

yellow ni-co classic car echino laminate fabric from Japan

black soaring echino Decoro cotton sateen laminate fabric

black soaring echino Decoro cotton sateen laminate fabric

yellow atori echino Decoro cotton sateen laminate fabric

yellow atori echino Decoro cotton sateen laminate fabric

pink red cloud fox cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

pink red cloud fox cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

green white cloud fox cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

green white cloud fox cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

green bird triangle animal cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

green bird triangle animal cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

blue black cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

blue black cloud stripes border glitter laminate fabric Kokka

black and grey diamond dice fox cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

black and grey diamond dice fox cotton sateen glitter laminate fabric Kokka

extra wide turquoise echino bird triangle laminate poplin fabric

extra wide turquoise echino bird triangle laminate poplin fabric

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric antelope silver metallic from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric antelope silver metallic from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric blue triangle bird from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric blue triangle bird from Japan

Dotted Delights

We’ve been busy adding lots of great new goodies in our store including many with beautiful polka dot designs. From stunning Echino dot fabrics to kawaii dot stationery, we’ve got just what you’re looking for when it comes to cute dots, spots and circle patterns! Take a look at some of our newest dotted products.

 

teal echino canvas fabric stag with silver metallic dots Sambar

teal echino canvas fabric stag with silver metallic dots Sambar

off-white echino canvas fabric stag with silver metallic dots Sambar

off-white echino canvas fabric stag with silver metallic dots Sambar

black echino canvas fabric stag with silver metallic dots Sambar

black echino canvas fabric stag with silver metallic dots Sambar

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric blue gold stripe dots from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric blue gold stripe dots from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric yellow silver stripe dots from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric yellow silver stripe dots from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric black silver stripe dots from Japan

echino natural color canvas laminate fabric black silver stripe dots from Japan

pink white dot Baby Chulip mouse black scented eraser from Japan

pink white dot Baby Chulip mouse black scented eraser from Japan

dark blue white dot Baby Chulip mouse black scented eraser from Japan

dark blue white dot Baby Chulip mouse black scented eraser from Japan

cute cat bear dot neon Letter Set by Q-Lia from Japan

cute cat bear dot neon Letter Set by Q-Lia from Japan

cute green white dot Letter Set by Q-Lia from Japan

cute green white dot Letter Set by Q-Lia from Japan

cute pink circle dot Letter Envelope Set

cute pink circle dot Letter Envelope Set

mt for kids Washi Masking Tape deco tape white with dot flower fish

mt for kids Washi Masking Tape deco tape white with dot flower fish

mt Washi Masking Tape designer deco tape white gold metallic circle dot

mt Washi Masking Tape designer deco tape white gold metallic circle dot

black with grey dot mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

black with grey dot mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

Our Bird Echino Fabric in Sew Magazine

The June edition of the awesome Sew Magazine included a fantastic piece on creating a stunning orla dress, and featured our lovely yellow Jacquard bird Echino fabric! Their piece includes a how-to guide that’ll ensure you create the perfect summer dress and with our Echino fabric, you’re sure to stand out from the crowd. We always love to see our fabrics in magazines, thank you Sew Magazine!

Make sure to check out more of our beautiful Echino fabrics, for all your crafting needs.

 

Sew Magazine's June edition. Image courtesy of Sew Magazine.

Sew Magazine’s June edition. Image courtesy of Sew Magazine.

Make your own orla dress! Image courtesy of Sew Magazine.

Make your own orla dress! Image courtesy of Sew Magazine.

Stunning!  Image courtesy of Sew Magazine.

Stunning! Image courtesy of Sew Magazine.

yellow- turquoise triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

yellow- turquoise triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part3

Although the Quilt Market in Minneapolis is first of all a fabric exhibition for suppliers from the United States, there are also very beautiful Asia fabrics on display. We were able to find amazing new collections from popular brands like Echino and Kokka that will be a great choice for anyone with a soft spot for Japanese designs. We are happy to say that many of the fabrics we chose are already available on modes4u and we are sure that you will love using them to sew wonderful bags, garments and other creative things.

Hokusai's 'Great wave' is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Hokusai’s ‘Great wave’ is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it's really the art style that makes them so special.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it’s really the art style that makes them so special.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

New echino fabric collections online

We always love getting new echino fabric deliveries, it’s so exciting to open the boxes and see all the beautiful new prints. We couldn’t be much happier with the latest 10th anniversary collection, all the fabrics look really stunning. All of them are a cotton/linen blend and have vibrant colors. The samber line shows one of the most popular echino designs – the beautiful stag with glasses – combined with irregular polka dots. arc features birds with a nice arc pattern and parakeet has a great dotted Chevron print paired with birds. zon is a great line with safari animals and lots of geo prints that look a bit like big stripes of Masking Tape. The last new line of the collection is landscape with the abstract design of mountains and birds.

Each design is available in different colors.

We now have the beautiful 10th Anniversary echino fabric collection in our shop

We now have the beautiful 10th Anniversary echino fabric collection in our shop

natural-colored echino samber canvas fabric stag with polka dots from Japan

natural-colored echino samber canvas fabric stag with polka dots from Japan

light grey echino samber canvas fabric stag with polka dots from Japan

light grey echino samber canvas fabric stag with polka dots from Japan

teal echino samber canvas fabric stag with polka dots from Japan

teal echino samber canvas fabric stag with polka dots from Japan

yellow echino arc canvas fabric bird wave fish scale

yellow echino arc canvas fabric bird wave fish scale

hot pink echino arc canvas fabric bird wave fish scale

hot pink echino arc canvas fabric bird wave fish scale

black echino parakeet canvas fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

black echino parakeet canvas fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

blue echino parakeet canvas fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

blue echino parakeet canvas fabric bird parakeet Chevron pattern

green echino zon canvas fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

green echino zon canvas fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

turquoise echino zon canvas fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

turquoise echino zon canvas fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

natural-colored echino zon canvas fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

natural-colored echino zon canvas fabric pattern safari animals from Japan

echino landscape canvas fabric blue-yellow from Japan bird mountain

echino landscape canvas fabric blue-yellow from Japan bird mountain

echino landscape canvas fabric coral-grey from Japan bird mountain

echino landscape canvas fabric coral-grey from Japan bird mountain

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