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!

We Love Milk Chocolate Day

Chocolate is one of the greatest sweet treats of all time. People tuck into chocolate covered cakes, pudding etc. at dessert time, use it for birthday cakes, present it as gifts to friends and loved ones, and more! It’s adored the world over and rightfully so. That’s why we’re celebrating today, Milk Chocolate Day! Check out some of our favorite chocolate themed items such as chocolate erasersDIY mold sets, and kawaii squishies.

 

red strawberry with chocolate sauce sprinkles squishy cellphone charm

red strawberry with chocolate sauce sprinkles squishy cellphone charm

small piece of chocolate cake with sprinkles strawberry squishy cellphone charm

small piece of chocolate cake with sprinkles strawberry squishy cellphone charm

cute chocolate donut colorful dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute chocolate donut colorful dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute small cream puff chocolate filling icing sugar squishy cellphone charm

cute small cream puff chocolate filling icing sugar squishy cellphone charm

chocolate eclair squishy charm cellphone charm

chocolate eclair squishy charm cellphone charm

pink Hello Kitty silicone chocolate mold

pink Hello Kitty silicone chocolate mold

red Hello Kitty and friends silicone chocolate mold

red Hello Kitty and friends silicone chocolate mold

pink Hello Kitty silicone ice cube and chocolate mold with ice wand

pink Hello Kitty silicone ice cube and chocolate mold with ice wand

chocolate donut eraser from Japan by Iwako

chocolate donut eraser from Japan by Iwako

chocolate cream cake eraser from Japan by Iwako

chocolate cream cake eraser from Japan by Iwako

chocolate cupcake eraser from Japan by Iwako

chocolate cupcake eraser from Japan by Iwako

chocolate ice lolly eraser from Japan by Iwako

chocolate ice lolly eraser from Japan by Iwako

Celebrating Veggies

Today is Fresh Veggies Day, a day on which we celebrate the awesome health-boosting power food! It’s no secret that eating veggies everyday is important, it’s one of the first things we learn as kids although as kids, we may not have appreciated veggies as much as we do as adults! To mark this health-focused day, we pulled together some of our favorite colorful veggie-focused products, from fun fabrics with tomatoes, cucumbers etc. to adorable erasers of carrots and corn, and much, much more! What’s your favorite vegetable?

 

natural color cotton printed oxford fabric pea vegetable from Japan

natural color cotton printed oxford fabric pea vegetable from Japan

grey-brown canvas fabric cute colorful fruit vegetable from Japan

grey-brown canvas fabric cute colorful fruit vegetable from Japan

cream colored vegetable oxford fabric from Japan

cream colored vegetable oxford fabric from Japan

colorful paprika vegetable food fabric Food Festival Elizabeth's Studio

colorful paprika vegetable food fabric Food Festival Elizabeth’s Studio

green cucumbers vegetable food fabric Food Festival Elizabeth's Studio

green cucumbers vegetable food fabric Food Festival Elizabeth’s Studio

cream vegetable food fabric Robert Kaufman Metro Market Margaret Berg

cream vegetable food fabric Robert Kaufman Metro Market Margaret Berg

orange pumpkin eraser from Japan by Iwako

orange pumpkin eraser from Japan by Iwako

Iwako erasers vegetables set 8 pieces from Japan

Iwako erasers vegetables set 8 pieces from Japan

orange carrot eraser from Japan by Iwako

orange carrot eraser from Japan by Iwako

corncob eraser from Japan by Iwako

corncob eraser from Japan by Iwako

colorful green peas eraser from Japan by Iwako

colorful green peas eraser from Japan by Iwako

red Bell pepper eraser from Japan by Iwako

red Bell pepper eraser from Japan by Iwako

white kitchen food vegetable deco tape sticky tape from Japan by Prime Nakamura

white kitchen food vegetable deco tape sticky tape from Japan by Prime Nakamura

 

New Iwako Sushi erasers

We are always amazed when we get new Iwako erasers, because they are so full of details even though they are so small. You can now find a fun new Sushi eraser series in our shop with a Sushi train theme. There are several different Sushi dishes with green tea, a whole Sushi train set that comes with a plastic conveyor belt and some Sushi delivery boxes.

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set brown bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set brown bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set gold bento box

Iwako erasers Delivery Sushi 6 pieces set gold bento box

Iwako erasers Sushi train conveyor belt 8 pieces set

Iwako erasers Sushi train conveyor belt 8 pieces set

Rolled Sushi green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Rolled Sushi green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Sea Urchin Sushi Maki green macha Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Sea Urchin Sushi Maki green macha Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Prawn Shrimp Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Prawn Shrimp Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Egg omlette Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

Egg omlette Sushi Nigiri green Tea macha eraser from Japan by Iwako

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

Our erasers in German magazine LISA

The current issue of the German magazine Lisa features our funny fast food Iwako eraser set. The magazine did a little special about back to school items and they asked if they could introduce our erasers. Of course! We’re thrilled to be featured!

Issue 24/2014 of German magazine LISA features our eraser

Issue 24/2014 of German magazine LISA features our eraser set

Our cute Iwako Fast Food eraser set is part of a back to school special

Our cute Iwako Fast Food eraser set is part of a back to school special

Iwako erasers Fast Food Japan 6 pieces set

Iwako erasers Fast Food Japan 6 pieces set

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

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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