Dale of Norway is established in the Dale Valley, outside of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. The fjells (mountains) surrounding the valley had water falls providing an ideal source for a hydro power – which has powered Dale of Norway’s production since 1879.
The company had great success and became a leading supplier of wool garments and hand knitting yarn to the Norwegian market. At its peak, the company employed more than 1,200 people.
Dale of Norway became the official team sweater for the Norwegian Ski Team. In fact, for many years the skiers would compete in Dale of Norway sweaters as they traveled the World Cup circuit. The cooperation between the Norwegian Ski Team and Dale of Norway has continued uninterrupted since 1956, a clear sign of Dale of Norway's deep roots within the ski community.
Keeping its focus on premium products, Dale of Norway investing heavily in production equipment to continue production of combed yarn, a tightly spun, higher quality yarn that is the trademark of all of Dale of Norway’s designs.
The Winter Olympics come to Lillehammer, Norway. Dale of Norway develops the official sweater for the Norwegian athletes -- and for the Lillehammer Olympic Games. The sweater is sported by athletes and spectators throughout the event and becomes a worldwide success.
Following Dale of Norway's long-term success with the Norwegian Ski Team, Dale of Norway became the official sweater for the U.S. and Canadian Ski Teams.
Dale of Norway introduces the revolutionary Weatherproof concept. A windproof, breathable and water-repellent sweater with numerous technical details, making it the perfect alternative to outerwear jackets. The Weatherproof concept becomes an instant success and is quickly broadened with numerous men's and women's designs.
Dale of Norway introduces its first Merino designs, featuring a skinsoft and premium Merino yarn for ultimate comfort. Dale of Norway's skilled knitting technicians find a way to knit it with a new technique that makes the sweaters extremely durable and well-suited for a wide range of activities while maintaining their crisp look and attractive appearance.
Dale of Norway celebrates its 125th anniversary with a beautiful new design that features classic Norwegian design elements and is made exclusively with premium Norwegian wool. The Anniversary design remains one of our best sellers to this day.
Following many years of development, Dale of Norway introduces the award-winning Knitshell, a unique 3-layer fabric that is windproof, breathable and water-repellent. The fabric consists of Norwegian wool that is laminated with a breathable windliner and a soft inner liner for comfort. It is warm and comfortable and is featured exclusively in Dale of Norway's outerwear collection.
Dale of Norway celebrates the 2011 World Cup in Norway with the Holmenkollen sweater, the official sweater for the World Cup named after the famous Holmenkollen ski jump. The sweaters is worn by athletes and spectators during the World Cup and becomes another classic that continues to be one of our most popular styles.
An improved version of Knitshell is introduced expanding the group to include authentic and urban looks.
Dale of Norway introduces the Sochi sweater, the official Norwegian team sweater for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, which will be/is worn by the Norwegian athletes and officials during the Winter Games.
Dale of Norway is named the official Nordic sweater for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Russia continuing a long tradition of Olympic sweaters. This sporty design is named after Elbrus, the highest mountain the Sochi area, in fact in Russia and Europe, symbolizing Russian nature and winter sports.