Bi: Zapotec for air, wind, breath.
Yuu: s 1. Chatino for earth.
In 2012, textile designer Marisol Centeno founded Bi Yuu, a company specialized in rug and textile design and driven by the values of innovation, quality and social responsibility.
At Bi Yuu, we believe that design and innovation are tools through which we can create a positive impact in the lives of our partners and clients. We believe that this impact, created by our products and processes, gives our rugs soul.
Our rugs tell stories that are in dialogue with tradition, expressing inspiration and emotion through careful combinations of color, texture and form.
We celebrate tradition and diversity.
We produce rugs whose design promotes collaboration and sustainable relationships. At Bi Yuu, we respect local customs and traditions because we know the time it takes to create a handmade product. The process is as important as the final product for us.
Our long-term relationships with the artisans of Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca and Huixtán, Chiapas, who form part of our team, are essential for us, as this creates a meaningful exchange of knowledge and expertise between our studio in Mexico City and local designers in these communities.
We are a creative, interdisciplinary team that works in a horizontal fashion, in constant dialogue with our strategic partners.
At Bi Yuu, we only use the highest-quality fibers and natural pigments that allow our rugs to age beautifully and reintegrate with the environment. Our goal is sustainability, both in terms of our materials and our artisanal production methods.
What makes our wool different? At Bi Yuu, we employ high quality Lincoln fibers made in Mexico, stimulating domestic supply chains. The length and fine structure of our threads add resistance and weight to our rugs. Wool is a natural fiber, biodegradable and recyclable.
The pigments we use are made from natural ingredients such as cochineal, indigo, Mexican tarragon, marush, walnut, Mexican honeysuckle and pomegranate. Experimentation has allowed us to increase the variety of colors we obtain from these pigments without harming the environment. Thanks to this marvelous process, we have obtained unique results.