These cheery yellow and white striped beach towels just completed the fresh look of summer that I had in mind. After the first washing, which got rid of the extra fuzz, they have not shed any further nor do they pill or shrink. They are absorbent and soft. This has been my third purchase from Overstock in the last several months and I have not been disappointed. The quality, colors, details, price, and speed of shipping has been A+.