About Lefty's

Lefty’s is a small family-owned business that started in 2003 selling products for left-handers. We started the business after having difficulty finding a can opener for our youngest daughter in Sydney. (The famous Left-Handed Shop at The Rocks had closed in 2000.)  From the outset, it  was our aim to source quality products from around the world that would help young lefties, especially, to be able to do the ordinary tasks that so many of us take for granted.   We have since grown the business to be a national internet and mail order business stocking over 300 products. We also have a growing export business.

After opening the business in April 2003, it soon became very obvious that there was little information and even less support for left-handers, their parents and teachers.  As a result, we created Lefty’s Resource Centre to fill that gap.   The Resource Centre provides free basic information to help parents and teachers as well as encouraging young lefties that Being Left Is Alright (our slogan, created to reassure people that there is nothing wrong with being a lefty).  Every year we provide support for dozens of concerned parents and teachers. We are continually working toward improving the understanding of left-handedness and the issues faced by lefties in everyday life.  In 2023 we participated in the federal education review, providing valuable information to policy-makers to ensure left-handedness is actively supported in the classroom.

We also participate in selected conferences, exhibitions and shows where we can show our wares and also spend valuable time talking to people and helping them overcome their handedness challenges.  This photo was taken at an education expo in Sydney recently.


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We are the main driver in Australia of International Left-Hander’s Day, the one day of the year where Australia can hear what it is like to be a lefty in a right-handed world and lefties can celebrate their uniqueness. And we have conducted over 100 TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews to help improve this understanding.

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