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 2)

Continuing on with their visit to Kokka, Sandra and Alan were able to snap even more pictures of the fantastic fabrics on display, many of which had been turned into stunning clothes, pillows, bags and more. They saw more Trefle fabrics on display, as well as Irome fabrics and others.

Take a look at the images here!

Trefle fabrics on display

Trefle fabrics on display

Gorgeous COllage designs as bags

Gorgeous COllage designs as bags

Aren't these bags stunning?

Aren’t these bags stunning?

Colorful and cute!

Colorful and cute!

Sweet and stylish!

Sweet and stylish!

They look very eye-catching indeed

They look very eye-catching indeed

Fun Mix Mix designs

Fun Mix Mix designs

Lovely Asian-themed fabrics

Lovely Asian-themed fabrics

Beautiful bags

Beautiful bags

Many colorful and gorgeous fabric bolts

Many colorful and gorgeous fabric bolts

Sas and Yosh Textile items on display

Sas and Yosh Textile items on display

Törten items on display

Törten items on display

Aren't these items and the color contrasts beautiful?

Aren’t these items and the color contrasts beautiful?

More stunning Irome items on display

More stunning Irome items on display

Irome fabric bundles are full of great designs

Irome fabric bundles are full of great designs

Premium double gauze fabrics on show

Premium double gauze fabrics on show

Lovely items!

Lovely items!

Funky and cool fabrics

Funky and cool fabrics

What items do you like to make with fabrics?

What items do you like to make with fabrics?

Children's items

Children’s items

Sandra speaks with the team at Kokka

Sandra speaks with the team at Kokka

Sandra checks out some of Kokka's fabrics

Sandra checks out some of Kokka’s fabrics

Checking out more of Kokka's offerings

Checking out more of Kokka’s offerings

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

modes4u visits Quilt Market (Part 2)

Continuing with modes4u’s visit to the Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, we saw lots of stunning fabrics from more beloved fabric producers. Alexander Henry‘s booth featured creative character designs whilst Cloud 9 fabrics were shown off through stunning creations. Many Japanese fabric producers were also on hand, such as Kiyohara, Kokka, Echino and Hokkoh. Check out the gorgeous pictures below!

Alexander Henry character designs

Alexander Henry character designs

Aren't these Alexander Henry designs super creative?

Aren’t these Alexander Henry designs super creative?

Cloud 9's beautiful booth

Cloud 9′s beautiful booth

Check out these lovely creations using Cloud 9 fabrics

Check out these lovely creations using Cloud 9 fabrics

We love all of these Cloud 9 creations!

We love all of these Cloud 9 creations!

These dresses and quilts using Cloud 9 fabrics are stunning

These dresses and quilts using Cloud 9 fabrics are stunning

So many beautiful items on display!

So many beautiful items on display!

Hokkoh had lovely items on display too

Hokkoh had lovely items on display too

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Beautiful Kiyohara fabrics

Beautiful Kiyohara fabrics

Kiyohara items and notions

Kiyohara items and notions

They had a great booth display!

They had a great booth display!

Aren't these items beautiful?

Aren’t these items beautiful?

These clothes aare gorgeous!

These clothes aare gorgeous!

A very nice, colorful and creative display

A very nice, colorful and creative display

Hokkoh's banner was made of fabric!

Hokkoh’s banner was made of fabric!

Japan Hobby Show 2016 – Part 1

Very recently, part of our team visited the Japan Hobby Show, an incredibile exhibition showcasing stunning fabrics, DIY designs and creations. This jam-packed event was open to the public and many eager individuals came to see this year’s masterpieces. And we can say for certain, this year did not disappoint! We made a stop at a booth run by Kokka, a hugely popular supplier of fabrics and this year they showed off more beautiful Nani Iro fabrics, including designs we recently added to our store! Check out some of the beautiful creations using these fabrics, including bags and clothes, below. Speaking of bags, we also saw many super cute bags at Disney‘s booth and others, with some individuals even demonstrating how these bags were made!

Kokka's booth at the show

Kokka’s booth at the show

So many beautiful Nani Iro fabrics!

So many beautiful Nani Iro fabrics!

Super cute clothes using these gorgeous designs

Super cute clothes using these gorgeous designs

Another stunning top

Another stunning top

This piece is dreamy and fun at the same time

This piece is dreamy and fun at the same time

Oodles of fabrics!

Oodles of fabrics!

Fantastic and practical bags made from these fabrics

Fantastic and practical bags made from these fabrics

Disney's booth had plenty of visitors

Disney’s booth had plenty of visitors

Check out those adorable bags!

Check out those adorable bags!

More bags were on display with some live sewing demonstrations taking place

More bags were on display with some live sewing demonstrations taking place

Many people were taking part in the fun!

Many people were taking part in the fun!

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

Win our Japanese fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

We teamed up with the blog Japanese Sewing Books, so one lucky person will win an awesome Fat Quarter package with Japanese fabrics by Kokka, echino and Cosmo. You can still join the Giveaway until November 16th.

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

What customers make with our fabrics: bags and Furoshiki

Time for a mini edition of “what customers make with our fabrics”. In the last weeks our Dutch customer fabriekt.nl showed us her beautiful bags she sewed using many of our Kokka and echino fabrics. Our French customer Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze is using our Michael Miller Kiss me fabric and the colorful Timeless Treasures cat fabric as Furoshiki. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths to transport things.

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

New Kokka fabric collection Famework by Ellen Luckett Baker

We received a lovely new collection, which is the latest design by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka. In Framework it’s all about geometrical patterns on a strong canvas fabric. We carry the designs Daisy Chain, steps and corners.

We carry these fabrics from Ellen Luckett Baker's collection Framework

We carry these fabrics from Ellen Luckett Baker’s collection Framework

teal Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

teal Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

charcoal steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

charcoal steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

coral red corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

coral red corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

blue corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

blue corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

New Kokka fabrics from Japan

We have many beautiful new Kokka fabrics from Japan. Most of them are oxford fabrics, but there are also some super delicate gauze fabrics and our first ever Kokka flannel fabric. We really like the England designs that Kokka has been releasing lately. Check out the fabrics with London buses, Queen’s guards or teapots. We also received many designs that have gold metallic decorations, for example with apples or cherry blossoms.

And there is also news from echino: We now carry the pretty cotton sateen collection as cotton sateen laminates.

We have pretty new Kokka fabrics in our shop

We have pretty new Kokka fabrics in our shop

lightweight white Alice in Wonderland Kokka gauze fabric

lightweight white Alice in Wonderland Kokka gauze fabric

cream-pink geo owl flannel fabric by Kokka from Japan

cream-pink geo owl flannel fabric by Kokka from Japan

natural-colored travel London bus oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London bus oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London guard oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London guard oxford fabric Kokka

red England Tea Time London teapot oxford fabric Kokka

red England Tea Time London teapot oxford fabric Kokka

white Kokka oxford fabric green apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric green apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric red apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric red apple with gold metallic

Japanese red cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese red cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese purple cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese purple cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

dark blue animal frame oxford fabric Kokka cat bear stag

dark blue animal frame oxford fabric Kokka cat bear stag

cute white animals in the forest Kokka animal fabric Japan

cute white animals in the forest Kokka animal fabric Japan

white Kokka construction site car fabric for boys from Japan

white Kokka construction site car fabric for boys from Japan

off-white Kokka flower fabric from Japan

off-white Kokka flower fabric from Japan

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