MyWorkwear, a leading supplier of personalised clothing and workwear, has provided scores of custom uniforms for staff and volunteers at Telford Exotic Zoo, which recently reopened after being closed for 18 months.

It has been a traumatic period for the zoo, even by the standards of the pandemic. Just prior to the first lockdown hitting it lost its home in Priorslee and has spent the last year in an ongoing battle to re-open. Following support from volunteers, Telford and Wrekin Council and a little bit of help from MyWorkwear, the zoo officially opened its doors once more at Telford Town Park in July 2021.

MyWorkwear, also based in Telford, provided custom and personalised uniforms for the zoo’s 85 strong army of volunteers and staff using a Tajima Mutlihead TFMX-IIC embroidery machine.

James Worthington, managing director of My Workwear explained, ‘We were aware of the sad closure of this much loved zoo during the pandemic, so when they approached us about new uniforms for their volunteers we were obviously more than happy to help. The team chose polos and T-shirts in a forest green to complement their brand colours and new logo. The new uniform will ensure the team will be easily identified by all visitors at their re-opening and beyond.’

Scott Adams, owner of the zoo, added: ‘I find it hard to put into words what the last 18 months have been like, from losing our home to facing the issues of a pandemic. It had been an enormous challenge but also heartwarming to see such support. We couldn’t have been more grateful to MyWorkwear when they came to our rescue with the fabulous new uniforms for our staff and 85 volunteers. With our opening only days away, we are now excited and dressed ready for the occasion.’