About Us

Who we are?

Zó project aims to become a social business which preserves,
supports and expands the Vietnamese traditional paper and its
making technique in a sustainable and creative way.


The idea of setting up Zó project initially came from the passion of a
dynamic and young team who wished to bring traditional values
into contemporary society. From this point, the social changes will
be created.

Which social issues we work with?

Dó paper uses an ancient paper making technique appeared in

VietNam during the III century. Thanks to the unique natural fiber of

the Do bark (Rhamnoneuron balansae).


Dó paper is renowned for being very durable, resilient with a subtly

textured surface. It could last for 700 years according to some records.

Nowadays, in Vietnam, the art of creating this beautiful paper has

been almost forgotten because of the diminishment in the demand for

such a product.


The reason is that the industrialization in Vietnam has been developed

quickly during the last 30 years.


Therefore, we have made our effort to preserve this local knowledge

and made it alive one more time in our modern life.

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Our mission

Preserve the process of handmade paper making with environmental protection.

Increase the value for Vietnamese handmade paper by creating new products with contemporary design for our daily life.

Strengthen the link between actors in the value chain of handmade paper.

Transmit the local knowledge to the next generation and to the world.


Who we work with?

Zó works with the artisan from paper villages to make and improve the ancient paper making technique in Viet Nam.

Zó works closely with designers and artists to create new handmade paper products for contemporary usage.

 Zó also works with the ecologist and local authorities to make sure that the natural material will be harvest according to the regulation of forest management.


Our products and services

Develop products from handmade papers and other traditional materials.

Organize workshop about paper and crafts for adults and children.

Publish book and film about paper making.

Collaborate with local and international artist to organize cultural events.


Our social impact

 Save our tradition and culture

 Creating jobs and sustainable income for our paper makers

 Protect our environment by an ecological approach

 Promoting a lifestyle with sustainable consumption


Our Partners

CSIP ( Centre for Social Initiative Promotion)

 British Council

 Very50 (Japan)

 Sydney University

 Vietnam Women Entrepreneur Network

 Vietnam Creative Entrepreneur Club