I examined these sheets when I first took them out of the package and they seemed ok. I washed them in my front-load washer before use and when I examined them again, I noticed a amall rip in one of the pillow cases. I notified customer service and was promised a replacement pillow case, which would have been a satisfactory resolution, but several days after being notifed that the item had been shipped, I notice on my account that the order was cancelled. At this point, I'm still waiting for customer service to advise how it will be resolved. I certainly would not recommend these sheets as there is nothing special about them and they appear to be seconds.