Lefty's is a 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 Australia's largest internet and mail order specialty business for left-handers, 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 in Australia. So we created Lefty's Resource Centre to fill that gap. The Resource Centre provides free general 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.
Every now and then, we will display our products at trade shows and fairs to allow people to play with the products and talk with us. These are always exciting opportunities for us and we publicise them ahead of time on the website and in our newsletters. The photo below shows us at the 2019 EduTECH Congress in Sydney where we displayed our wares to the education community.
Lefty's is the main promoter of International Left-Hander's Day on 13th August each year. On this day we celebrate our left-handedness and we also take the opportunity to inform the majority of some of the everyday issues that mos left-handers face. We have performed over 90 interviews on radio and TV as well as newspapers and magazines across the country.
The Lefty's Hand and Logo are Registered Trademarks in Australia.
We always welcome suggestions and enquiries through our Contact Us form or by direct email to AskLefty at leftys.com.au (replace the "at" with the @ sign).