The fabric has a soft sheen to it (got it in gold, which is a very soft, not bright, gold), is soft to the touch, and has held up very well over the past couple of years since I bought it. It can get wrinkled if left in the dryer for too long, but smooths out well enough once it's placed on the bed (I don't iron it, just smooth out for a minute by hand). If you're looking for a non-wrinkling duvet, this is not it, but I wanted a breathable, natural fabric and this works great.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes