The Xhosa word ‘dala’, when translated into English means ‘to bring into existence’ or to create. It has also become a South African slang word for “making a plan”, “getting it done” or “doing it your way” which is very apt for what we do here at Dala, and what we encourage artists and crafters to do too. Do it your way!
In 1992 a small manufacturer, trading as KV Art Materials, first braved the South African market.
In 1994, along with a brand new South Africa, the now familiar Dala brand was born.