This duvet cover feels like canvas. I bought two of them (ivory and sea glass) because I thought the $**** price for 800 thread count seemed like a good deal. ***IVORY***: When I took it out of the bag, it felt very thick and silky smooth. I washed and dried the duvet cover and shams on gentle cycles. After taking them out of the dryer, they felt stiff (probably due to the thickness of the cloth) and rather rough -- like canvas. The shams, oddly, feel smoother than the cover. ***SEA GLASS***: Again, out of the bag , it felt very thick and smooth. I added a little fabric softener to the wash this time (I only used softener sheets in the dryer for the Ivory duvet cover) to see if this would make a difference. After it came out of the dryer, the Sea Glass duvet cover felt softer than the Ivory cover, but it still feels stiff and slightly coarse. The shams are also seemingly softer than the cover. ***I don't know much about fabric and I've heard that all thread counts of the same number aren't necessarily the same, but I was hoping when I ordered these that 800 had to at least be nice and soft. My girlfriend purchased lower-numbered thread count duvet covers from Overstock (she said they cost twice as much as these), and they feel much more luxurious. ***Though I'm not going to bother returning these Luxury Manor duvet covers, and I do plan on using them, I am extremely disappointed in my purchase. I feel like a sucker and wished I would have taken the negative reviews on here more seriously. It really boggles my mind that this duvet has received such high reviews (4.4 / 5.0 from 155 reviews as of this writing). Did most of these people switch from sleeping on sand paper? This must definitely be a case of getting what you pay for. Perhaps all the positive reviews are due to the relatively low cost of this product. Or maybe people are trying to convince themselves that they really got a great deal.