Cooper Ware, founder of the Wareco showroom, represents the PERRINE collections in the United States, in the states of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Cooper, can you introduce yourself?

Hi, I'm Cooper, founder of Wareco.

If you had to choose 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?

Present, Caring, Warm.

Tell us your first textile memory?

I have very fond memories of a Schumacher cotton chintz on my grandmother's sofa...At Christmas, we would spend hours on it opening our presents.

Which material inspires you the most? And what is your favourite combination?

I have always been attracted to the perfectly imperfect characteristics of natural fibres.
Linens and silks are among my favourite materials.

What is your favourite PERRINE product?

What does PERRINE mean to you?

I consider the PERRINE collections to be textile art. The fabrics and carpets celebrate
the art of artisanal weaving and are of restrained elegance.