When I received the towel and washed it, all was well. Lots of lint in the dryer! But after the second washing there was a seven to eight inch strip on one side that had pulled away from the towel, and was frayed. I have exchanged it but have not yet used the new one. The towel itself was very soft and absorbent.
I have never purchased towels of this quality before and was surprised at how heavy they are. If you are okay with the weight, the towels are terrific. They launder well and hold their color. I believe they are a good investment that will last a long time.
I washed the towels prior to use and one towel came out of the drier with strings along the selvage. I returned both towels. Both bath sheets were soft and seemed true to size, but if one washing caused the selvage to fail, I did not think that the towels were worth keeping.