I purchased this comforter set -- which is made by Veratex -- because my 15-year-old set has worn so beautifully over the years. The colors in the new set are rich and the chenille-type fabric will wear like iron, as the last set did. In fact the only problem I had with my old set was The chenille-type fabric is incredibly durable. The only problem I ever had with my first set was the filling bunching after I had it dry-cleaned. I've decided that before I dry clean this new comforter, I'm going to baste a few rows of stitces to ensure that the fill stays in place. My first set looks good to this day and has not faded at all in 15 years. Note that only the pillow shams come with the set; I purchased separately a couple of throw pillows and Euro-shams.