the Thread - February 2024

Welcome to The Thread, February 2024 edition! This month we are discussing all things love, an insider viewpoint from one of our designers, Devin, and another Vermont favorite of ours. Enjoy! 

~ 4T2D Team

Behind the Scenes: people

Devin Timpone

For this month, we are talking about one of our talented in-house product and brand designers, Devin Timpone!  You may have seen Devin in one of our latest Instagram reels talking about her role here at 4T2D. 

Devin has been part of the 4T2D family for a year and a half and loves that her role allows her to be able to be creative and utilize her imagination. When asked what she likes most about working here, “It’s such an uplifting and encouraging, positive environment.” On any given day, the Long Island native is usually seen rocking one of our striped beanies in the office, which is her favorite product of ours.

When she’s not rocking the design world, Devin loves doing all things artistic, surprise surprise! From painting, tufting rugs (how cool!) to gardening and cooking, Devin loves the simple things that bring her joy. When asked what her favorite Vermont thing to do, she told us exploring nature, which we must agree is one of our favorites–and we have quite an abundance of it up here!  

Behind the design: PRODUCTS

The Love Collection

Shocking! Our latest February products were inspired by Love, our February Affirmation. But before you think it’s all about love between partners, it was much more than that.  Our Love Collection is all about the celebration of the things we love – whether it’s the people in our lives, exploration of the outdoors, or our furry friends. 

When we were designing the Love collection, we focused on designs that exuded love without being too literal.  There are many ways to represent the feeling of love in daily life, and we wanted to tap into that.

The Men’s Long Sleeve Sign Language tee was one where we kept going back to the drawing board, literally.  We wanted to reflect love in its design, but not have it be the first thing you see. We chose to use the sign language word for “Love” to represent how this emotion is universal and is not limited by language barriers. 

What is most exciting about this latest collection is the newest design for our Women’s apparel! The MXD tee will be part of the Women’s collection for the foreseeable 4T2D future. The MXD tee has a flattering cut in the front, where it sits just at the waist, with a slightly longer back. The MXD Love tee utilizes an original 4T2D floral design that embodies the sweet and delicate nature of this affirmation. 

We designed the Love collection to be worn in not only February, but rather any time of year. Like everything we create at 4T2D, this collection is designed to keep up with you and last through its wears while showing the world the things that you value. 

Behind vermont lines:

The Cliffs at North Beach

Each month we will ask our featured employee what their favorite place in Vermont and why. This month, Devin has selected the Cliffs at North Beach in Burlington.

What makes this Devin’s favorite place, “it’s secluded and has beautiful scenery.” Some think that when they hear the word “beach”, it must only be a place to go during warmer weather, but that’s not true with this destination. You can access the cliffs by hiking the Rock Point Trail, which are open year-round. The cliffs overlook both Lake Champlain and the Eastern slopes of the Adirondacks and it is truly one of the most beautiful views of the Lake and Adirondacks from Vermont!

Rock Point has over two miles of walking and hiking trails along the shores of Lake Champlain. Since we are still technically in winter season, there is potential for icy trails, you will want to be prepared with some good hiking shoes and micro-spikes with you. However, the risk is worth the reward! If you don’t want to walk or hike, they have winter trails that you can Nordic ski on! They offer 2 miles of groomed trails that connect to ungroomed trails in Arms Forest. 

The Cliffs at North Beach are very popular for not just the view and serenity, it is also a popular spot to go cliff diving.  Technically, it is not allowed but many brave revelers, no matter the age, take part when the water temperature warms up.

So be sure to grab your pets, perhaps your Nordic skis or snowshoes, and follow the Rock Point Trail to the Cliffs of North Beach for amazing views, peace, and enjoy all the wonderful things Vermont has to offer!