Collectively, Modern Fiber has more than 100 years of global travel experience. In the world of merchandise, that’s antique; for the experts running our store, that’s a rich and varied legacy of exploring global cultures that have endeared us to local communities and inspired a commitment to preserving their culturally important traditions. This expertise extends from the Middle East to Asia to Central and South America, but is firmly ground in the trademark American ideal of human compassion – as well as a growing respect for living in collaboration with each other and the environment, and not simply capitalizing on them. It’s an exciting time!
WE SEEK THE UNIQUE
Along this “silk road” we continue to travel, Modern Fiber has acquired an increasingly deeper understanding of what makes a global destination unique. Importantly, we’ve developed meaningful and lasting relationships within these locations – with villagers, local artisans, other artists, entrepreneurs, families, friends… individuals of character who seek the same things in life: enduring value in the items they own (which tend to be few but symbolically relevant) and a strong appreciation for the way that culture helps to promote, and strengthen, our human connections. Contrary to forces trying to pull us apart, the colorful threads of diversity are what bind the world closer together, much like an Afghan rug or a handmade rebozo, whose strength is derived from the alternating warp and weft of their interwoven fibers.
“VIVA TOURS ABROAD”
One of our favorite kindred spirits is Dawn Feuerberg, who operates a highly personalize travel service called Viva Tours Abroad. We go back years with Dawn, but suffice it to say she is an enlightened soul who understands and values the genuine art of discovery travel, and is both well connected and extremely enthusiastic about sharing her access with others. Dawn organizes occasional group tours to unique locations, like one of our favorites (Oaxaca), and her guests tend to be effusive in their endorsement of Dawn and their life-changing travel experiences. If you’re interested in learning more, click HERE for information on her programs and tours. Because Dawn is so popular, you’ll need to book well in advance – but the silk road on which Viva & company travel is worth taking that step.