John Heyworth – Director

With a corporate background stemming from his extended OE in London, John joined Wayne at Textiles Alive in 2004. With Wayne retiring in 2012, John and his wife Debbie have since taken charge.

John drives the vision for Growth, Innovation and Quality at Textiles Alive; he has high expectations of his team – he has chosen well!
Always happy when outside with his kids and Debs in Te Puna.

Andreina - Finishing Technician

With many years commercial background in sewing, Andreina is the iconic team player. Andreina’s attention to detail on the intricate jobs makes her invaluable.

Great smile, and great attitude – Andreina brightens the place!


Angela – Finishing Technician

Our in-house ninja (2nd dan black belt) who has extensive experience working with top designers in the fashion industry.

When she's not kickin' butt at work, she referees TaeKwon Do, runs marathons and slices through the snow. Keep up with Ange if you can!

Dean - Production Technician

With nearly 20 years experience, Dean is a Signage and Colour Industry expert. He has been part of the Textiles Alive team  since day one!

Dean manages all areas of our production - ensuring jobs get done on time, every time and to the high standards our clients have come to expect from us.

Dean enjoys time in the sun landscaping and is happily married to Vicki (in our Finishing Team).

Dayle - Administration Officer

An Aussie who has administered to the needs of customers and staff in OZ, the UK and now NZ, Dayle enjoys combining her varied admin & accounting experience to find solutions for seamless service within our office.

When not mixing it up at work, Dayle likes to roam the beautiful Papamoa Beach with her English husband and Kiwi grown daughter....sporting events make for some interesting challenge's in Dayle's household.  

Des - Presser (and master whistler)

Our resident pressing guru Des is a motorcycle riding gentleman who can be found cracking jokes and keeping everybody on their toes.

Des knows our fabrics like the back of his hand, and is the go-to guy for sublimation.


Karl - Graphics and Printer

A strong background in graphic design and pre-press. Karl covers graphics, printing and pressing with an accurate eye for the small detail.

Karl thinks outside the square when it comes to graphic challenges and often comes up with results that no one else has considered.

When the Surf is up you will find Karl at New Zealand's best beach!

karleen - Sales

Karleen is one of our newest members of the Textiles Alive family. Karleen comes from a long line of family printers and brings over 14 years of personal print industry experience to Textiles Alive.

In her spare time you'll find Karleen with her family and friends.

Lily - Finishing Technician

Lily has spent years honing her skills as a talented Dressmaker and Tailor both here in New Zealand and in the Philippines.

When she's not writing music and singing she's enjoying a multitude of board games or spending time with her daughter & pet Guinea Pig "Honey Bunny".

Nick - Graphics Control

Nick has over 15 years experience in the print industry and brings a versatile range of skills to the Textiles Alive team.

Nick manages the workflow of our busy graphics department and keeps things moving.

When Nick isn't working you'll find him tinkering in the man cave or spending time with the family.


Nicky - Production Flow Coordinator

20 years experience in printing and finishing. Nicky has been part of our team for many years and is a super team member, we are lucky to have her!

She is dedicated to quality and service. Not much gets past Nicky and she works with a smile!

You will find her at the gym and she enjoys dancing in the weekend!

Sarah-Jane - Sales & Marketing Support

With a background in customer service and creative industries, Sarah-Jane provides sales and marketing supporting to you and our internal team.
When she's not at work, building Lego or having a dance party with the kids, you'll find this hippie out in the wilderness hugging and photographing trees.

Vicki – Senior Finishing Technician

Several years as a finishing specialist. Vicki is a super competent and organised team member; she is well respected by her peers and is a great team leader.

Vicki works closely with the Production Manager with her focus being on quality control and system solutions.

Textiles Alive's own Masterchef and home baker, oh and cherished wife of Dean!