Tradewinds Parasol (NZ) is a locally owned company specialising in umbrellas and outdoor products.
Over 25th years, Tradewinds has developed into one of the top suppliers of commercial umbrellas in New Zealand, you will rarely sit outside at a café, tavern or restaurant enjoying a long black, lunch or a chilled glass of New Zealand’s finest and not be sitting under an umbrella that Tradewinds has supplied.
Asahi, Steinlager, Peroni, Wither Hills, Veuve Clicquot and many more well-known global and local brands can be seen on Tradewinds supplied umbrellas at most of New of Zealand’s best known venues.
Laurie and Sharron Stewart recently acquired the Auckland based business and are already developing the product range so that they can help you build your businesses and create shade solutions at the same time.
They are working on a range of branded accessories like throws and cushions which will work well with the umbrellas and some quirky furniture and structures that can be branded and used for events or as permanent fixtures.
The core business, however, is umbrellas and they really have something for everybody from a premium quality café style to a selection of more substantial centre pole umbrellas similar to the 4.0m octagonal ones recently supplied to Neil and James at the Takapuna Beach Café where the Tradewinds Classics have been the umbrella of choice for many years.
In partnership with well-respected Kiwi manufacturer Shadowspec, Tradewinds can also offer a range of technically advanced, single and multi-canopy cantilever umbrellas which are becoming much more popular for commercial purposes because of their quality and versatility and, above all, because they represent great value for money.
As Laurie points out, “not everyone realises how versatile umbrellas are and Sharron and I are lucky enough to have the chance to develop that understanding and take the business forward”.
Tradewinds sell direct from their warehouse/showroom at 172J Marua Rd, Ellerslie. Winter hours are weekdays only, but in summer extend to includes Saturdays from 10.00am to 3pm.