Zó is a social enterprise with the mission of preserving and developing Dó paper – a traditional kind of handmade paper in Vietnam.
Appearing in Vietnam in the XIII century, Dó paper is manufactured through a painstaking process consisting of up to 100 steps. It is renowned for being very durable and resilient, with a subtly textured surface. While having a lot of cultural and historical significance, the practice of making Dó paper is at risk of being lost as modern society continues to lose touch with traditional culture.
Zó wants to infuse contemporary soul into ancient material by promoting creativity with a variety of products made from Dó paper, which can be used in both the most practical and artistic applications.
Zó is also organizing events and workshops familiarizing younger generations with Dó. Its ultimate objective is to bring back Dó as a major feature of traditional handmade craftwork in Vietnam.