FISH Social Enterprises are a key part of our business and fulfil 4 key aims.
The 1st – Innovative Funding
FISH does not rely on government
funding so we need to be innovative in generating income to fund our work to achieve our mission of improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people & breaking intergenerational cycles of trauma, poverty and engagement in the justice system.
The 2nd – Indigenous Employment
FISH social enterprise activities enable us to employ and train Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in retail management and service.
The 3rd – Supporting Indigenous Business’s
FISH Social Enterprise shops help to support the economic independence of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists, authors and micro-enterprise owners.
4th – Authenticity
FISH Social Enterprises makes available authentic Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, stories, clothing, food and cooking products and merchandise to the general public so they can share in the wisdom, knowledge and beauty of the oldest living cultures in the world.
FISH’s operating philosophy centers around partnerships. We believe we can achieve far more together with others than if we go about our work as individual organisations.
FISH is proud to partner with local business Local & Aesthetic at their recently opened premises in Mt Lawley, Perth, WA and launch our Indigenous Social Enterprise Retail Store.
The Retail Store offers a platform for up and coming First Nations artists to display and sell their products and a commercial platform for our Micro-Finance businesses.
We offer a diverse and growing product range including a selection of artwork, books, bush medicines, bush tucker, teas, coffee, beauty, hair and skin products. All products are sourced from 100% owned First Nations businesses, authors and artists.
Our book range is extensive. Everybody, especially children, loves storytelling and being read books from an early age. Written word opens people’s hearts, minds and imaginations as they journey with the writer as the story unfolds.
We are the largest Indigenous bookshop in Australia, located in Perth, WA. There are bright bold colourful children’s books, thought provoking memoirs, intriguing dreamtime stories, bilingual Noongar story books, stories of culture, history, verse and great education resources.
FISH’s work is holistic, taking into account the needs of the individual, the family, and the community in bringing positive sustainable change, i.e. healing, housing, education, training, employment and financial stability. We are proud to be part of the enabling and empowering of First Nations artists and businesses throughout Australia to achieve this change.
When you make a purchase through our Retail Store or Online Store, not only are you buying a beautiful First Nations product, you are are also directly supporting an First Nations person, family or community and helping FISH deliver on our purpose.
If you would like to know more about FISH’s curated First Nations catalogue for your kindergarten, school, or library please contact Katrina Cox, Business Development Manager, [email protected].
We thank you for your support!