This blanket is thee softest ever. It's so warm and fuzzy that it's my new favorite. I haven't washed it yet so I'm not sure how it will hold up afterwards. However, I've heard if you left the blankets air dry they will maintain their softness.
I bought this throw in purple for my bedroom which I had just redecorated in white with purple accents. I was worried that it would be cheap quality and would shed. I was thrilled with the softness, color and it doesn't shed! I haven't washed it yet but I expect it will wash nicely.
I will admit the blanket is extremely soft and cuddly. My only concern is that it's light... Like so light I am not sure you can feel it on your body. Perhaps it's me as the description does say it's a throw.. I was looking for a blanket for extra warmth on my daughters bed and I am not sure this fulfilled it. It would be a better purchase to use as described.