New Blog design and Twitter background

We got a new blog design for this blog today! I wanted to have a cuter blog template than the one we used before. Therefore we decided to use one of our favorite and topselling Japanese fabrics as a background picture. It is the pink matryoshka animalsĀ fabric by Kokka. At the same time, we also changed our Twitter background to match it to the blog. You can have a look at our Twitter account here: modes4u on Twitter I hope you guys like the new design šŸ™‚

New Blog design and Twitter background 1

pink matryoshka animals fabric

Sponsor of Zakka Life

We are sponsor of the Zakka Life website! Jessica, the creative mind behind this great blog, approached us and asked if we would be interested in sponsering one of her projects and in return our banner is displayed on her website. We agreed and sent her some cute Japanese fabrics. I am looking forward to see what she is going to make with them. Below you can see our cute banner showing some of our favourite Japanese fabrics. If you like, you can place this banner on your website as well.

Japanese fabric banner

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 šŸ˜‰ 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

Delivery of Kokka fabrics from Japan

Today, we received a delivery of almost 40 bolts of Kokka fabrics from Japan. I was waiting for them impatiently because I couldn’t wait to see all the new cute patterns. We got Kokka fabrics with Matroshka dolls, kittens, Alice in Wonderland, toadstool, peach blossom, deers, monkeys, skulls and many more.

We had some fun in the office building a fabric pyramid with all the fabricĀ bolts and took some pics.

Alan sitting on our self-made Kokka fabric pyramid

Alan sitting on our self-made Kokka fabric pyramid

me sitting on the Kokka fabric pyramid

me sitting on the Kokka fabric pyramid

New order placed with Kokka

I have another update from Kokka: We sell the fabrics from our first order with Kokka crazily and therefore we decided to place a new order now to prevent running out of stock. We got one wholesale order from a shop in Germany and therefore we can combine the 2 orders, ship them together and save some shipping costs. We ordered over 35 bolts of Kokka fabrics! They will be shipped by ship. I am looking forward to get them, the expected arrival date is 21.10.2009. I will definitely post a blog post when the fabrics arrive. So keep coming back for news!

1st Kokka Fabric order arrived

Today we finally received our first order of Kokka fabrics from Japan. They were sent by courier directly from Kokka’s warehouse and it took only 1 day to arrive. It’s definitely an advantage to be in Hong Kong šŸ˜‰

We ordered fabrics with prints like christmas deers, matryoshka animals, cute bears, black kitty, toadstools, Alice in Wonderland andĀ matryoshka dolls. Below you can see 2 pics I took to show you how the fabric boltsĀ were delivered. They came in 2 huge long packages wrapped with a very strong paper outside and plastic wrapping inside.

Kokka Fabric Bolts Delivery

Kokka Fabric Bolts Delivery

Kokka Fabric Bolts

Kokka Fabric Bolts

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.

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