Peter Heslop

Peter Heslop

Job Title

Textile and Design Lab Manager


Peter Heslop has managed the AUT University’s Textile and Design Lab since its launch in November 2006. Since that time, the lab has grown from a new facility with limited experience into a centre that is gaining a strong reputation for design, innovation, product development, research and consultancy in the fields of digital textile printing and Whole Garment® and intarsia knitting technology. Peter joined the AUT having worked in various sectors of the textile industry over a period of 30 years. Initially employed as a cotton classifier in Zimbabwe, he then joined Smith and Nephew’s UK denim fabrics division where he was Sales Manager for their Northern European markets. He has also spent time in the yarn, braids and cords, and outdoor fabrics sectors before taking on his current role at AUT.


textile, garment, knitting, digital textile printing,