I expected these towels to be of much better quality and thought they would be of a high grade velour made in the USA. Sadly this wasn't the case, they were made in India and of very average grade. In the /Company's defence, they have been fantastic about returning these and I do sing their praises of professionalism in handling my complaint and return of these items.
The material is very soft to the touch and the towels have a very expensive look to them. I just wish they were a bit thicker. They are a bit too thin for my liking. But if you are not into thick towels then I would definitely recommend these. They are beautiful to look at.
I love the color and design of these towels, however, upon first washing they produced a large amount of lint. I have been looking for towels that would not lint when I wash them, but I don't think they exist!!!! I shook these towels and used a lint brush on them before I could use them.
I was concerned about how absorbent the towels would be because of the design. I washed them before I used them. They came out of the dryer (in an apartment complex laundry room) perfectly rectangular, did not shrink, did not lose their shape, and the colors were as brilliant as when they arrived. I bought red and grey and mix them in the bathroom. Put the red towel out with the grey hand towel, etc. They are gorgeous and feel wonderful, plus they wick water away very well.
I bought these towels in black based on both the unique design and the ratings on this website. I loved the design as it was so different and added a bit of class to the bathroom. They were very nice for the first 8 months or so. Unfortunately after using daily and laundering weekly, they began to fade and shrink, as well as fray not on the edges but in the design area. They became very narrow in the middle and flared out from the "stripe" at both ends to the edges. They are now so misshapen that I had to replace them as they look so bad. They narrowed so much in the middle section that the bath towel is so small now and barely covers me and I'm very petite at 5'1". My 6'2" husband has refused to use these towels in the last month, pulling out our old towels that we had for over 10 years. We replaced those with these when we moved and changed our decor. If your plan is to use these only for guests, they are very nice looking and will hold up longer with less use and fewer washes. If I could give less than one star, I would. I would NOT recommend buying these towels as you will regret it over time.