CANIE Awards Winner

Vanessa Marshall | Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year

Vanessa Marshall, founder, Jack59

Vanessa Marshall, founder, Jack59


Vanessa has always been passionate about sustainability and social issues. As a driven entrepreneur, she wanted to start a company that had an incredible impact on her Indigenous community. Vanessa is that person who asks you if you remembered your reusable shopping bag and will educate all in her presence about recycling. 

Vanessa learned a lot of Jack59 formulations from women in her community and their knowledge of local plants. Being raised by a sustainably oriented community, reducing waste, and caring for the earth is in her culture and family. 

With so few all-natural haircare products that offer a high-performance experience, Jack59 is on a mission to develop a line of products that not only delivers quality but supports the healing of our planet at the same time.

Jack59 is committed to using plastic-free production processes and packaging, biodegradable, vegan and cruelty-free products that are uniquely formulated to care for all hair types based on science and research. We exist to provide safe and effective products – safe for humans, animals, and the planet.