We’re featured in Servus Hong Kong II!

modeS4u and its Managing Director, Sandra Boch, were recently featured in Servus Hong Kong II, a book developed by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. This meaningful book is a selection of experiences and personal stories of Austrian individuals who have made Hong Kong their home. Sandra, who is originally from Austria, discusses her move to Hong Kong, as well as why she founded modeS4u here, the working environment of the city and why it’s a valuable location to start a business.

The article itself is a lively and informative one, offering insight into launching a business here, alongside fun facts about modeS4u. Even Rilakkuma, the super cute lazy bear by San-X, was mentioned in the article for his role in the office! Click the images of the article to check it.

We're in Servus Hong Kong II!

We’re in Servus Hong Kong II!

Sandra's article

Sandra’s article

Sandra's article continued

Sandra’s article continued

Contributors to the book

Contributors to the book

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.

It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day

Are you a dog person? If so, today is Take Your Dog to Work day (but check with your office first if you are allowed to bring yours in!).  Man’s best friend is known to be loyal, playful and intelligent. They also play a vital role in today’s society, acting as service dogs for those with visual impairments, to working with the police, and much more. Many of our favorite characters from TV, movies, books etc. are dogs, such as the super popular San-X character, the funny Iiwaken! To mark this special day, we’ve compiled some fun dog related goodies we have available in our shop such as dog stickers, dog plush toys and more!

 

red fabric with Scottie dogs terrier Robert Kaufman

red fabric with Scottie dogs terrier Robert Kaufman

colorful dog square fabric by StudioE 'Dog Park'

colorful dog square fabric by StudioE ‘Dog Park’

chartreuse colorful dog fabric by StudioE 'Dog Park'

chartreuse colorful dog fabric by StudioE ‘Dog Park’

pink double gauze dog animal glasses Kokka fabric

pink double gauze dog animal glasses Kokka fabric

light blue Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

light blue Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

black Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

black Alexander Henry dog animal fabric

dark grey dog with yellow white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

dark grey dog with yellow white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

cream dog with red white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

cream dog with red white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

light brown dog and purple white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

light brown dog and purple white scarf Mameshiba San Kyodai plush toy from Japan

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar lying down

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar lying down

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute small beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar sitting

cute beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar

cute beige Iiwaken dog plush toy with collar

funny Samurai dog 'Mageshiba' sponge stickers from  Japan

funny Samurai dog ‘Mageshiba’ sponge stickers from Japan

kawaii sponge animal stickers cat dog

kawaii sponge animal stickers cat dog

kawaii mini dog puppy animal sponge stickers

kawaii mini dog puppy animal sponge stickers

cute colorful dog semi transparent tie-dye style stickers Mind Wave

cute colorful dog semi transparent tie-dye style stickers Mind Wave

brown funny dog figurine from Decole Japan

brown funny dog figurine from Decole Japan

white pink Pompompurin dog animal food lanyard

white pink Pompompurin dog animal food lanyard

orange stripe Pompompurin dog animal lanyard

orange stripe Pompompurin dog animal lanyard

More Cute Squishies!

We’ve recently added LOTS of new and exciting squishies to our store, including Hello Kitty and Kapibarasan themed ones! They’re colorful, bright and super realistic, just looking at some of them makes us hungry. Do you have a favorite squishy? If so, please do let us know, we’d love to hear from you about which ones you love the most. Check out some of our newest additions below!

 

smal pink Hello Kitty donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

smal pink Hello Kitty donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

cute hamburger cheese squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute hamburger cheese squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute croissant pastry squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute croissant pastry squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

chocolate covered banana piece sprinkles squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

chocolate covered banana piece sprinkles squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing cupcake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing cupcake squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

pink icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

brown icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

brown icing sprinkles French cruller squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown pink heart shape churro squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute brown pink heart shape churro squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute chocolate donut colorful dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute chocolate donut colorful dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink donut pink dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute pink donut pink dot sprinkle squishy charm cellphone charm kawaii

cute soft pink white swirl ice cream squishy cellphone charm

cute soft pink white swirl ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink brown sprinkles ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink brown sprinkles ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

two layer pink green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

three layer pink light orange green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

three layer pink light orange green-white ice cream squishy cellphone charm

cute brown Kapibarasan bread bun squishy charm

cute brown Kapibarasan bread bun squishy charm

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

Limited Rilakkuma Panda Plushie Edition in our Shop!

What a great surprise. We just received the adorable Rilakkuma panda plush toy collection. The limited edition that is only available in a few shops outside of Japan. The collection contains 3 super kawaii plushies all dressed up as adorable panda bears. Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori all wear fluffy panda costumes with clover leaves. Our Rilakkuma pandas are cute, cuddly and make a perfect Christmas present.

We just got this cute limited Rilakkuma panda plushie edition in our shop.

We just got this cute limited Rilakkuma panda plush toy edition in our shop.

kawaii Rilakkuma brown teddy bear as panda plush toy

kawaii Rilakkuma brown teddy bear as panda plush toy.

kawaii Rilakkuma yellow chick as panda plush toy

kawaii Rilakkuma yellow chick as panda plush toy.

kawaii Rilakkuma white teddy bear as panda plush toy

kawaii Rilakkuma white teddy bear as panda plush toy.

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