This. If you have the craft bag and you do writs, you automatically have everything in stock after a while. You do not need a lot of materials to craft low level gear, unlike CP160.You also get low level materials through the daily writs. At max level the normal reward (if you don't get a survey) is to get 15 max level mats and 10 at a random lower level.
Spiral__Architect wrote: »If you want unrefined materials (not sure why you would) you can remove your level on the crafting trade, you want the material from. Gathering materials in overland is 50% your character level and 50% your crafting skill level. Otherwise, doing daily crafting writs on durable trades returns a random small amount of refined material of lower level. Removing the skill level also works on surveys.