When I received the duvet cover and shams, the fabric felt stiff and had a strong chemical smell, so I decided to wash them before putting them on my son's bed. I checked the care label instructions and washed them in cold water on the delicate setting, as directed. Unfortunately, the set was red and PINK chevron stripes after washing, despite the cold water setting. This will not work in my little boy's bedroom now, so I am returning the set. On a positive note, overstock.com customer service was GREAT when I contacted them about returning the duvet set, so although I don't recommend this particular product, I am still a happy overstock.com customer!
I found this product was not as pictured. The black on the picture looks rich and deep and the white is crisp. Once received, not so much. The white is really off-white, the black is lighter than expected. I was looking for stark white and bold black, this did not fit the bill. If you want a softer look then this could work. Quality is good though.