When Norwegian skiers represented Norway at the Olympics in 1956 and World Cup in 1958, they were dressed in sweaters from Dale of Norway. Inger Bjørnbakken won in 1958 our very first World Cup gold medal for ladies, and is still the only female skier who has won the World Championships in Alpine. This year’s World Cup sweater is a relaunch of the World Cup sweater “Alpina” from 1958.
Dale has developed a new and distinctively Norwegian design for every Olympics and World Championships, and now also for the Championships in Falun. The new sweater will be used by all Norwegian cross-country skiers with managers and coaches throughout the season 2014-2015. The Championships in Falun starts February 18 and ends March 1, 2015.
Made in Norway
The textile production in Norway has gradually diminished. Because of the high cost, it is challenging to keep all production in Norway. Dale has held on to their Norwegian production. They produce garments that are made in Norway, at the Dale factory that has produced yarn and knitwear since 1879. This year the factory at Dale is celebrating 135 years of knitting and design.
According to Dale, they have used a lighter wool quality in this year’s World Cup sweater, and it is therefore also suitable for indoor use.