So now that I've spent a few minutes trying the new "search" feature all I can say is definitely better than nothing.
I was gonna post, "how I am supposed to know what item (mats specifically) should be listed in what ward?", but I will make it easier on people who really don't know as I just figured it out myself.
You you will need a reference guide: Access to the description of what items falls into each ward. The Lodestone page has this, I have linked it below. FYI, printing this out if you play in full screen is recommended :) http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=e9e976fd34cacd564cb8e9d862b2c75c9b8d356f
Gear: When in Inventory, when you highlight the item you get your item description. You get the icon of item & off to the right you get the "Name of Item", next "slot/type" <-- Ward
, next "Suits/Favors", finally "Optimal Rank"
Example: Canvas Coif says "Headwear" falls into Tailors Ward, Bronze Sallet says "Helm" falls into Armor Fitters ward, Garlon Goggles says "Eyewear" falls into Jewelers Ward even though it is head slot.
Items/Mats: This is easier. Highlight item, off to right of Icon you get "Name of Item", next you get Qty and "type" <-- Ward
Example: Copper Ore.. you will get the icon of it.. the Name: Copper Ore & below you get the, 6/12 (Qty) & finally "Type" Ore
Copper Ore falls into Masons Ward (Ores), Bronze Nugget in Iron Mongers Ward (Unrefined Metals), Bronze Nails & Bronze Rivets in Iron Mongers Ward (Metals), Flax in Clothiers Ward (Fiber), Bone Chip in Tanners Ward (Bone)
All this again, you need to cross reference w/ Ward Descriptions.. a pain?.. or just learning curve? :)
I hope this helps, took me a bit to write this, but link this somewhere else if you on a LS or copy/paste, whatev and don't forget to bump this! :)