Over the years WARC has established long term relationships with suppliers who want to minimise the effect their environmental footprint has on the planet. These suppliers provide a variety of used, new and recycled, colourful and tactile materials to suit a broad range of creative purposes.
Many of these are end-of-line lots, or manufacturers' samples of textiles. Often the fibre composition is unknown, so WARC uses Sagitto's fabric composition system to determine the exact fibre compostion of textile items.
' We have a local designer who donates all her offcuts and I scan them and we've had a few come up that are very!! different to what she's been sold. Rayon versus linen and taking this a step further to the worm farm is seeing the worms take a wide berth still after 3 weeks. She's also had high polyester blends sold as pure wool. '