Growing Popularity of Internet Sites for Left-Handed

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Growing Popularity of Internet Sites for Left-Handed

With the popularity of shops offering items for left-handed people, Internet shopping sites are following suit hoping to cash in on the growing trend.

About 2 million people are left-handed in Korea, about 5 percent of adults and 17 percent of children. Until now, they have suffered the inconveniences of living in a right-handed world.

In May, Alzzamart,an Internet shopping mall (, opened a special corner for left-handed people.

Hyundai Department Store launched ''Left-handed Paradise'' on their Internet shopping site ( In February, a special Internet shopping site ''Left Land'' ( began selling about 200 goods like kitchen utensils, scissors, sporting goods and office accessories.

Lefthand (, which offers useful information and life necessities for left-handers, is getting good marks from left-handed surfers.

The Hyundai Department Store in Shinchon held an exhibition and a bargain sale of over 200 essential items for left-handed people, from May 16 to 22.

The Ulsan branch will host their own event from June 5 to 11 and Pusan from June 7 to 11.

Taehwa Rubber Gloves, the largest Korean rubber glove manufacturer, has developed a special package, with only 2 left-hand gloves, and plans to begin marketing it this month. Many customers had complained that the right-hand glove, in a traditional set of rubber gloves, wore out more quickly than the left one. Prompting the company to introduce a set containing only two right-hand gloves. The left-handed glove set is the company''s response to similar complaints from left-handed people.

by Choi Joon-ho

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