Peter Eschler grew up in Teufen, in Appenzell Ausserrhoden, where, he still lives with his family after years of travel and training.
After high school and military service, he studied “textile chemistry” at Reutlingen University (Germany), and in 1986 he completed an additional diploma in “Business economics and marketing” at the Niederrhein technical university in Mönchengladbach (Germany). His studies in Reutlingen included a one-year internship in the USA.
In 1988, he joined the family business, Christian Eschler AG, first working as an assistant in process technology and then as a sales and marketing assistant.
In 1990, he and his brother Alex and their cousin, Matthias, took on the management of Christian Eschler AG as well as management of the Eschler Group (Christian Eschler AG, Eschler Textil GmbH, Eschler Thaiknit Co. Ltd.).
After restructuring the Eschler Group in 2011 and selling its European share in the Schoeller Group, in 2012, he founded Christian Eschler Europe AG at the end of 2012 to serve European customers in the lingerie and embroidery industry.
In view of the massive structural changes in the global textile industry, in 2019 he adapted the product and service programme to the new situation.