Today is Hug a Bear day!

Do you have a favorite stuffed teddy bear? Well today is definitely the day to give it a big hug as today is Hug a Bear day (don’t hug a real one, though!)! In honour of this fun occasion, check out some of our cutest and cuddliest bear plush toys including Rilakkuma plushies, Korilakkuma plushies and more!

cute brown bear plush toy maru kuma pola from Japan

cute brown bear plush toy maru kuma pola from Japan

soft brown bear with orange umbrella plush charm

soft brown bear with orange umbrella plush charm

soft white bear with red umbrella plush charm by

soft white bear with red umbrella plush charm by

cute white bear plush toy from Japan

cute white bear plush toy from Japan

cute yellow bear plush toy from Japan

cute yellow bear plush toy from Japan

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

big Korilakkuma white bear head strawberry reversible plushie pillow by San-X

big Korilakkuma white bear head strawberry reversible plushie pillow by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma Korilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Korilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma sleeping bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma sleeping bear plush charm

cute big white polar bear Sumikkogurashi plush toy

cute big white polar bear Sumikkogurashi plush toy

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark

Rilakkuma wants to know more about our team and this time around, he talks to our programmig wizard, Mark!

Hello, who are you by the way?

Hello, I’m Mark and I’m 28 years old. I was born in HK and went to both high school and university here. My hobbies include playing computer games, indoor gaming activities and watching television shows.

What is your job at modes4u?

I am a Programmer. My work includes online maintenance, website development and coding. I make sure things are working as smoothly as possible. I like working with numbers so programming is right for me.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

My favorite products are re-ments because they’re like little treasure boxes! Each box contains something different so it’s always a surprise. My favorite types of re-ments are ones featuring different famous characters that everyone knows like Hello Kitty because they’re fun and interesting.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

I like that there is a very positive work atmosphere here. We don’t need to wear suits so I get to come to work in jeans and sneakers. As I mentioned, I like working with numbers so I enjoy my work programming, it’s a very focused position.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I like crafting websites. I can create boundaries, designs and layouts using numbers and codes. This involves a step-by-step process so even though it’s not using wood or plastic, it’s still crafting!

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 1

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 1

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 2

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Mark 2

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Sylvania

Rilakkuma is back for another interview! This time he talks to modes4u’s accounting genius, Sylvania!

Hello, who are you by the way?

I am Sylvania. I was born in Hong Kong and grew up here.  HK is an exciting place full of wonderful people.  I have studied abroad but my hometown is still my favorite place to live.   I like to read, and have knowledge in area such as arts, economics, accounting and so on.   I like numbers. 

What is your job at modes4u?

I work all day with figures.  Yes, I think you guessed right – I work in the accounting department.  I have been working in this field since I graduated. It is an interesting area because figures are not just about numbers, they tell you stories. Sometimes the stories behind the scenes are important, sometimes they’re very similar, sometimes they give a big surprise.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

I love floral fabrics.  Many of our fabrics come from famous well-known suppliers and designers like Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry and Michael Miller from the US, and Kobayashi from Japan.  They are all top quality fabrics that are beautiful, detailed and have fabulous printed floral designs in Japanese, Asian and European styles.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

Modes4u is a growing company consisting of young colleagues full of enthusiasm, warmth, kind hearts and a willingness to help each other.  Modes4u gives me opportunities to learn and to improve.  Besides my accounting duties, I have learned how to wrap packages professionally with the packaging team.  I have learned about fabrics too.  Different types of fabrics have different characteristics like organic ones, flannel ones, knits, laminated fabrics and so on, that I had never thought about before working here.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I do not craft but I do like to join workshops to learn about making hand-made soap, as well as cultivate organic vegetables during my leisure.

Our accounting genius!

Our accounting genius!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

Sylvania needs to help wake up Rilakkuma for the interview!

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Oliver

Rilakkuma has more questions for our staff in a new interview! This time he spoke with Oliver to find out more about our awesome team member:

Here they are, ready for the interview!

Here they are, ready for the interview!

Hello, who are you by the way?

I’m Oliver from Möchengladbach, Germany. I came to Hong a few years ago and started working in an e-commerce company. Hong Kong is a great city, which combines Eastern and Western culture and close enough to my second home in Japan. It’s also a great place to get to many destinations within Asia.

What is your job at modes4u?

I am in charge of all customer related tasks at modes4u. I handle all email inquiries providing our customers with all necessary information. My main task is to solve issues, concerning customer queries and questions regarding their orders and the products in our shops via email, Facebook or phone.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?

The variety of coffee flavors in our office never fails to amaze me. Just joking. I am a really big fan of our Rilakkuma plush dolls and have a special collection of limited dolls. Rilakkuma means ‘relax bear’ in Japanese and I like many things in Japanese culture as well.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?

It’s interesting to be in contact with our great customers. I have experience in e-commerce and handling customer related enquiries, but I have never met customers as friendly as here. Every day holds some surprises, for example because our customers send a lot of positive feedback often including pictures of their hand crafted cloths and accessories made from our great fabrics.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?

I used to craft a little, but I am more familiar with creative cooking, combining Asian and Western cuisine, and I love sports. I aim to achieve a good balance by doing exercise and travelling in my free time. 

They've got lots to talk about.

They’ve got lots to talk about.

The interview left Rilakkuma exhausted.

The interview left Rilakkuma exhausted.

New Rilakkuma and Friends Sets

Rilakkuma (the brown bear), Korilakkuma (the white bear) and Kiiroitori (the yellow chick) have a new friend and his name is Kogumachan, a cute new brown bear Korilakkuma found in the Honey Forest. To celebrate their new buddy, they’ve dressed up as him! This popular San-X trio seem to love dressing up as other animals so much, they’ve even got super cute bunny rabbit outfits too. Check out these adorable plush toys we have in our store. If you’re not too familiar with Kogumachan just yet, we’ve included some images of him too for your to take a look at.

 

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in brown bear costume by San-X

Don't they look adorable?

Don’t they look adorable?

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

cute Korilakkuma teddy bear in bunny rabbit costume strawberry by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

cute Kiiroitori chick in pink white rabbit costume by San-X

Funny Bunnies!

Funny Bunnies!

 

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

Kogumachan bear small plush bag charm

Kogumachan bear small plush bag charm

Kogumachan bear plush toy pass holder pass case San-X

Kogumachan bear plush toy pass holder pass case San-X

Meet Kogumachan, from San-X

Your favorite San-X critters, Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, have a new friend and his name is Kogumachan. The word Kogumachan itself means Little Bear and the story behind this cute new friend is that when Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma were in the Honey Forest, they came across Kogumachan. Kogumachan and Korilakkuma especially struck up a fun friendship, however the two do seem to squabble a little bit when with Rilakkuma! This little guy sports brown fur with a white tuft and is certainly as cute as his new friends. What do you think of this new little guy? Check out our plushies and other cute items of him, Rilakkuma and co!

 

 

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma bear flower honey Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma flower windowed envelope Letter Paper Set by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey ring binder notebook sketchbook by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends flower ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry honey ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry honey ring binder notebook kawaii

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends red berry mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey flower mini memo pad book by San-X

cute Rilakkuma friends honey flower mini memo pad book by San-X

big cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

big cute Kogumachan teddy bear by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

cute small Kogumachan brown bear chain by San-X

Help us find the Sumikkogurashi!

Oh dear, those Sumikkogurashi really live up to their name. They’re so shy, they’ve hidden themselves somewhere in our office! Can you help us find these cute San-X critters in the picture below? We need your help locating the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard. Click on the image for a larger view!

Check out the new plush toys we have to know who to look for. Plus check out more fun San-X plush toys we have available (we have included a few in this post below the Sumikkogurashi to give you an idea, such as cute cats and Korilakkuma!).

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

Can you find the shy penguin, cat, bear, cutlet and lizard?

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi lizard cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cat cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi bear cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi cutlet cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

mini Sumikkogurashi penguin cute plush charm by San-X

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small blue bird animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small white brown black cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black white cat animal plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small black cat animal red collar plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small grey cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

cute small light brown cat animal plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

black cat animal kitty bed bird clover plush toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

cute Rilakkuma teddy bear with pink wrap flower toy

New charming San-X items!

We’ve got a lot of lovely new items in our store from San-X! These include some of your favorite characters such as Sumikkogurashi shy animals, Rilakkuma and Iiwaken! Take a look at our latest cellphone accessories and plush toys with these wonderful and quirky characters who can bring a smile to anyone’s face. You can add these items to your phones, bags, lunch boxes and more. They also make great gift ideas!

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi cutlet food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi cutlet food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi bear food charm cellphone strap

Mini San-X Sumikkogurashi bear food charm cellphone strap

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma bear plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Kiiroitori chick plush charm

cute Rilakkuma Kiiroitori chick plush charm

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small black Iiwaken Kurosuke dog plush toy with collar

cute small black Iiwaken Kurosuke dog plush toy with collar

Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online

Our Halloween and Christmas shop categories are online. You can now find all our amazing Halloween and Christmas themed fabrics as well as lots of cute stationery for the two holidays conveniently at a single click, saving you precious time otherwise spent browsing. You can find the two categories in the menu on the left-hand side in our online shop modes4u.com. If you already want to enjoy the spirit of the season you can decorate your iPhone with a kawaii Rilakkuma Halloween wallpaper. No pumpkin carving needed. Just click on the picture below to download the wallpaper for free. Happy shopping!

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

You can find all articles for the two holidays in our Halloween and Christmas shop categories.

 

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

Free. Download your Rilakkuma pumpkin Halloween wallpaper here.

black Riley Blake 'Halloween Parade' fabric Halloween Magic

black Riley Blake ‘Halloween Parade’ fabric Halloween Magic

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

pink monster face devil pouch pencil case

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

navy blue Norwegian Christmas San-X Rilakkuma pouch

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

red Christmas tree winter Christmas fabric Michael Miller Holiday

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

pink Santa Claus Christmas eraser by Iwako from Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick Santa Claus Xmas plush toy San-X Japan

Limited Rilakkuma New Year’s Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep

According to Chinese zodiac 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. To celebrate it San-X released a very cute Rilakkuma limited plush toy edition. The Rilakkuma Chinese New Year sheep plushies have Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori wearing cute sheep costumes and holding lucky Daruma dolls.

Only a few retailers outside Japan are allowed to sell this limited edition, so be sure to get one if the Year of the Sheep has a special meaning to you.

Check out the limited Rilakkuma New Year's Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep in our shop

Check out the limited Rilakkuma New Year’s Plush Toys for the Year of the Sheep in our shop

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma brown bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma brown bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma white bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma white bear as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma yellow chick as sheep plush toy

Chinese New Year Rilakkuma yellow chick as sheep plush toy

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