About Us

We cover every sector of the industry relating to fashion, apparel and textiles at every level from graduates to senior management.

Led by Managing Director Rosina Tomes, who began her career in garment manufacturing at the age of 19. Rosina has built her career in the fashion and textile industry, including 17 years as a hands-on owner/operator with the high fashion retail sector. She brings to Ragtrade the personal belief in personnel support and that a company is only as strong as it’s people.

We are passionate about this industry and dedicated to finding the right employment fit for both our clients and candidates.

Candidate Support

Ragtrade Recruitment pride ourselves on our unique resources, long standing relationships and unmatched reputation.

Industry Contacts

We are in constant contact with the majority of fashion houses in New Zealand and can often provide you with the latest opportunities, even before they are advertised. We offer a wide variety of employment positions covering fashion, textiles, work-wear, uniforms, sportswear and more.

Finding The Right Role

We understand that job satisfaction is paramount to an employee and it’s important to us that a candidate finds the right role for their personality and skill set. Our aim at Ragtrade Recruitment is to support our candidates in the direction they would like to see their career develop.

Representing You

We ensure that you are represented to our clients in a professional manner and can assist you with correct document presentation at a high level of detail. Your CV is the first line of contact with a future employer and it’s important that the very first viewing is captivating for them.

Ongoing Support

Starting a new job can be stressful and many factors come in to play – your ability to work well within a team, applying your existing experience to a new role and learning new procedures and personnel etiquette. Ragtrade Recruitment offer ongoing support through your initiation period.

  • I have to say Rosina it is an absolute pleasure dealing with you – you are very customer focused! I deal with a few recruitment firms and specialists over many levels – and you are one of the best. You have a sense of urgency, understand peoples personalities and that fit is important. Your honest, provide feedback and do the research. Thank you very much for everything so far. Client Testimonial

  • I have had a long relationship with Rosina at Rag Trade and she has placed me in several roles over the years. As well as recruitment she has been a great source of career advice and industry insights and has given her time very generously. Rosina really takes the time to get to know her clients and find the right environment for them. Candidate Testimonial

Client Resources

Ragtrade Recruitment pride ourselves on our unique resources, long standing relationships and unmatched reputation.

Our Consultants

Our consultants are not based on commission, they work hard as a team to find the best people for our roles. We are not in this business just to put ‘bottoms on seats’. We are always on the look out for new opportunities to source the best possible applicants for you.

Our Database

We have an extensive database built up over two decades in business with detailed listings of candidates availablity, skills, work experience and field of expertise. A fully integrated system regularly ensures our clients are aware of the top available candidates without the expense of advertising.

Our Profiling

We use the succesfull Life Colour Keys system enabling us to understand a person’s priorities and methods of processing life. For employers this can reveal information on potential employees talents and skills, interaction with others and employing the right person for the right role.

Our Marketing

We utilise SEEK, Trade Me, our website and social media at competitive rates for clients looking to cast a wide employment net. We also utilise national and suburban print media, Fashionz, Apparel Magzine and the N.Z Retailers Association ensuring our brand is continually in market.

Ongoing Education

We have strong relationships with education providers in addition to seminars dispensing industry advice to High Schools, Polytechnics and Universities. We track ‘up and coming’ graduates and give back to those beginning their careers with an industry overview and applicable roles.

Country Wide

We recruit throughout New Zealand in each of the main centres, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. One of our representatives can interview and canvass for both roles and people in each of these main centres. So where ever you are in the country we can assist you in your candidate search.

Available Roles

From design, merchandising & buying, production & retail and beyond, we can help you find the perfect fit.


Rosina Tomes

Managing Director
09 522 5002 or
021 213 4033

Physical Address

Ragtrade Recruitment
Level 1, 17 Great South Rd,
Epsom, Auckland, 1051
New Zealand

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm.
Please call ahead.