On August the 13th the world celebrates everything left-handed and this year the Co-operative Xest site is lending a hand to lefties with a number of left-handed mobility aids and home products.
International Left-handed Day is the one day of the year where left-handed people are recognised and appreciated in an arguably right-handed biased world. Left-handed products can be difficult to find in most common high street stores and can make many tasks uncomfortable or unnatural for the average left-handed person.
This is where co-operative Xest has stepped in to highlight the many products that can make being left-handed easier and more comfortable from left-handed walking sticks to specialist cutlery designed with the left-handed person in mind.
The company that specialises in helpful products that make every day life easier understands many situations where difficulties could arise from something as seemingly small such as opening jam jars, to providing support and stability via walking sticks and walkers for those who are unsteady on their feet.
As Andrea Dipple, Managing Director at co-operative Xest mentions, left-handed people are much less of a minority these days and there is a definite call for left-handed products;
“There is much more demand these days for left-handed products whether they are left-handed scissors that are less laborious to use or left-handed walking sticks that help to support the body’s weight comfortably.
“There are many high profile left-handed personalities ranging from US President Barack Obama to author Lewis Carroll and actor Robert DeNiro. But as well as the more famous left-handed people it is estimated 10% of the world’s population is left-handed.
Andrea added, “this is why here at co-operative Xest we have made sure to stock a wide range of left-handed products that ensure left-handed people are not inconvenienced or have to adapt to right-handed products that may not feel natural or even comfortable to use”
With a number of left-handed and multi use products that suit left and right-handed people available on site as well as one handed products for those with disabilities or dexterity issues then it makes co-operative Xest a welcome resource for many different people.