Who We Are
Orangefish has been offering lifestyle gift giving solutions online since 2006 and has featured over 10,000 products.
We love to feature made in Canada clothing, kitchen and bar, sport and fitness, and jewelly products whenever possible. And, curate special items for men and women that like to work out, be social and have good times. You will find unique gifts that are made well, super comfy and some might even make you smile.
Our founder, Janet Lewis started the company in an effort to help Canadian artists and designers get their amazing creations out to a larger audience and that is still one of our key goals today. We love to feature and support local.
Orangefish was one of the first privately owned and operated ecommerce stores in Canada. They have been nominated in Toronto NOW as Best Online Retailer and have been featured on Rogers Daytime TV, in the LCBO Food & Drink Magazine, Ignite Magazine, the Meetings & Incentives Gift Guide
What's with the name?
We get asked that all the time!
In personality temperament theory, orange is the colour that identifies risk takers – those who want to enjoy life, will go against the main stream and think outside the box. These people are able to find anything you need regardless of when you need it.
And fish, well they never stand still, they are always moving and checking out what is happening around them... you know eat or be eaten.
Put them together and that is what Orangefish is all about!
Giving Back & Supporting Community
Orangefish supports charitable organizations and has donated to a variety of different causes over the years.
In 2020, we are focused on the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Janet, the founder of Orangefish is a firm believer that NO ONE in Canada should ever have to worry about not having food to eat. The access to food is a human right and not a privilege. No one should ever go hungry.
The Daily Food Bank serves over 5000 people per week and that number is rising with impact that Covid has had on our workforce. I am happy to support the Daily Bread Food Bank and their mission to end hunger in Toronto.
A portion of all of our sales gets donated each quarter.
Meet Janet Lewis - Founder & Owner
Hi! I am Janet. I started Orangefish in 2006 with a dream of sharing made in Canada creations and since then have featured over 10,000 products with over 75% created by amazing and talented Canadians! Yes, it sounds insane but is all true!
I am here to help you find just want you are looking for – whether it is something for yourself or a gift for friends and family. I want to help you be satisfied with your online shopping experience. I am super creative, resourceful and love to share the amazing things I find – that could be products, information or ideas.
Because I want to make sure you are happy with your purchase, I keep myself busy finding amazing creations that you can’t find anywhere else. I am constantly searching for new warm and cozy or fun finds to leave you feeling happy and joyful about your purchase. I am also constantly looking for new ways to enhance your online shopping experience.
I know you love shopping from the comfort of your own home, while having your favorite drink and wearing comfy clothes. Don’t worry you can thank me later… I totally get it!
Our warm and cozy Canadian site has over 2,000 products. I know, it’s kind of crazy considering I am a small business and I pretty much do it all. So there’s no way you won’t find something you love. And shipping is fast AF. (And free over $45*) Did I mention that Orangefish has the best prices on the web? Cause it’s true. Again, you’re welcome.
So, that’s Orangefish. Honestly, I am so glad you swiped right on Orangefish. I am super excited to be included in your digital world.
And, I can't wait to learn more about you and how I can help make your life easier.
What do you probably want to know about me?
- Grew up in Port McNicoll, ON. (Pop. 1300)
- Played Varsity Volleyball at McMaster University (#9 for life)
- Graduated from McMaster University with Bachelor of Kinesiology (Anatomy was my biggest challenge)
- Lived in South Korea teaching English (Duk-Shin-Ri & Pusan)
- Played professional beach volleyball for a couple of seasons (Livin the dream)
- Graduated from University of Toronto Teachers College (Learned I did not want to teach - way too many rules & paperwork)
- Worked at ISPOPIA (First company in Canada to make a Learning Management System)
- Worked for Sun Microsystems (Time to geek out in tech)
- Started my own business as an eLearning Consultant (Love to get in, find a solution, implement and get out)
- Started Flirt Accessories (Side gig that included quality time making jewellery with my sister)
- Started Orangefish (To help Canadian artists get their product out to a larger audience)
- Started janetlewis.com (To share info about my experiences being an entrepreneur in Canada)
I like being able to find great new products or people, and I love sharing information about things I am super passionate about. I love sharing my passion for being active and living a pretty healthy lifestyle, and if I can help to motivate just one person that is all I can ask for.
So get out there people, find something you love and just move!