Stories from our Customers
"Thanks so much for making and selling left-handed college ruled notebooks! I work as an administrative assistant, and it is SO WONDERFUL to be able to take notes or record information on a smooth notebook without having to have a war between my left hand and the darned metal spiral on a regular pad. People do a double-take when they look at it - they can't believe someone actually has made a left-handed notebook!... I truly appreciate it. Anything to make my job easier! :)
- Sheila I., Santa Clara, CA
"My daughter turned out left handed, trust me that came out of "left field" because I don't know anyone on both sides of our families that are lefties. But lo and behold our little Chico graduate is!!! She pumps the keg up at Chico left handed, she drinks her lattes left handed, she floats on the Sacramento river with the been in her left hand...
Which brings me to Lefty's website ... Christmas was a breeze, found your website and just started ordering, it is amazing once your are out of denial, how the inspiration flows.... We're very excited about your new cooking line products. She's a great cook! She is doing her masters now and we got the left handed notebooks, she loves those! Now I wish I were left handed toooooo.
- Jackie G., Pleasant Hill, CA
"I have purchased several of the 'left-handed' Yoropens. I have had so many comments on my pens, even right handed people want them! I have sent quite a few people to the website. The service is outstanding, I was purchasing the pens along with refills and the great folks emailed me to let me know that the pens that I am purchasing were not refillable, and did I still want to purchase the refills?...To me, that's why I am a customer for life!"
-Tracy C., Hastings, MN
"I was in San Francisco in august and stumbled upon your store. I ended up buying two of the original Yoropens. I loved them so much that I bought the Yoropen EX and refill online. The shipping was quick, and I got a free pencil and notepad. I have really bad handwriting, and the Yoropen is helping tremendously to fix that. You guys are awesome!"
- Sara G., Huntington Woods, MI
"We were on vacation in SF during Thanksgiving in 2008. My daughter who was in first grade was switching between hands when writing in school and was writing poorly as well as slowly. We stumbled upon your store on Pier 39 and went in. I couldn't believe all the variety of products. Your store had several pens out and available to try. As soon as she picked up the Stabilo Smove pens and pencils her hand went into a natural writing position that looked comfortable, and when she wrote she said it felt 'easy' to use. By the end of her first grade year her handwriting has improved dramatically and she is now exclusively using her left hand. ... I had completely forgotten to get my artsy/craftsy daughter a pair of lefty scissors. I thought the school was providing them for her. It wasn't until the teacher gave us some cutting exercises that I noticed she was trying to cut with her right hand! When I asked her, she said she was given right handed scissors! so I purchased another set of scissors for her to use at school. No more problems. Thank you Lefty's for meeting the needs of those who are 'right minded'."
"What a life saver for me. Having the left handed notebook has helped me in school because with right handed notebooks, the spiral binding would always get in my way while trying to write on the left side of the page. With the left handed notebook, the spiral does not get in my way and I can keep all the pages in my notebook. All my right handed friends think it is so cool."
- Victoria B., Bedford, MA
"I went to the Pier 39 store in San Francisco, CA. It was in the same spot as the 'Left Hand World' used to be years ago. I remember my Dad used to take my sister and I there before school every year to get the left handed notebooks. When we took a trip to San Francisco in June I was so happy to see a new store had come in to take it's place. I am totally in love with the left hander pens. I even write differently and am so happy I don't have ink on the side of my hand anymore. People never realize how us left-handers adjust our way of doing things to fit into a 'right handed world'. I'm so glad to see that there is a store to help us out."
-Michelle P., Elk Grove, CA
My daughter, Kendall, is 8 years old. She is the first left-handed person in our family tree. I home-school our 3 children and Kendall has had some struggles in her learning. I felt ill-equipped to help her learn basic skills and we both felt frustrated at times. My friend, Carla, told me about a store with tools and equipment specifically for left-handed people. I had never heard of such a store! Kendall was thrilled and excited when she opened a box from Lefty's and saw all the "tools" made especially for her! I was amazed when I started reading the enclosed book, 'Your Left-handed Child' by Lauren Milson!
It has made our lives so much easier. Kendall loves using her 'special' pencils and scissors when doing her school work! I am so very grateful to Lefty's for showing me how to help and teach my left-handed daughter and giving her pride and confidence as she uses her tools, made especially for her!
- Jennifer B., Miliken, CO
"I purchased some pencils from you a month or so ago for my son. He is just turning 7 and in 1st grade. Learning to write has been quite a struggle for him. My husband and I are both right-handed so we have been very little help to him. His progress was slow and writing projects were very stressful to him. After speaking with his teacher, it seemed to me that the school was treating him as though he was handicapped because he was left-handed!!! So I went on the hunt for something to help my son. That is when I found your web site. At this point I was desperate. I ordered 2 different pencils, one of which was the Yoropen pencil set for kids. I am not stretching it to say that within 1 week of him using them at home and at school his writing has improved 200%!! He enjoys writing now and doesn't object to homework or writing projects. ...I was anticipating 11 more years of school nightmares and now I can back to worrying about when he gets a drivers license - haha!"
- Michelle R., Des Plaines, IL
"I love being able to order my lefty's items online! I am a left handed college student and I have such a hard time writing in spiral bound notebooks ... until now! And I love the Yoropen! I no longer have smudges all over my papers or my hand. Thank you for supplying me with the things I need to write comfortably! Oh and I have the lefty playing cards too... for after my homework of course! Thank you Lefty's for not letting us lefties struggle with the right-handed world anymore! Now all we need is left-handed desks in college classrooms!"
- Kellie W., Sacramento, CA