Trade Me Auckland


Create a space with vibrancy to match the Trade Me brand.



Custom carpet from Tretford.

The design team at Jasmax were looking for a natural fibre with an eco-story and a great vibrant colour range for their concept for Trade Me. Tretford goat hair carpet was the perfect solution to create a bright, energizing lounge space in the new Auckland offices.

Heritage Carpets worked with the designers to come up with a design for carpet that answered the brief for a bright, custom solution whilst meeting the constraints of time and budget. Tretford is a unique product, both in origin and performance. Sustainably clipped from the hardy long topcoat of Himalayan goats, the fibres are natural and robust, so answer the desire for a resilient yet eco-friendly carpet that can stand the rigours of a commercial application. The natural qualities of the hair fibres mean it actively improves air quality – trapping dust and regulating moisture in the air. The nature of the fibre and the construction of the carpet means it does not fray, so it can be cut in any shape, from curves to angles and anything in between. This makes Tretford a great choice for bespoke carpet installations and custom rugs.

For Trade Me, the end solution was to cut and lay the Tretford carpet on-site, rather than supply a custom rug that would have added to lead time and cost. The result is a statement carpet, which is a vibrant and beautiful feature in the space.


Project Information

Project Name: Trade Me Auckland

Architect/Designer: JASMAX

Images: Sam Hartnett

Products: Tretford colours Jonquile, Lagoon Blue, Olive Tang, Orange Squash, Magenta, Night Sky, Wild Rice

NB some colour names and have changed in 2021.


Heritage Carpets are the sole importer and distributor of Tretford Carpets in New Zealand.