Initially the throw looked great but within a few days it started to shed (furiously). Stringy orange lint was all over the house, sticking to clothing and carpeting. When I went to vacuum up the mess the lint wrapped itself around the brushes to the point where it almost burned out the motor. I may have just gotten a bad blanket but i wouldnt risk it if i were you; what a mess! Overstock was very helpful in helping me to return the item.