This is my second throw in chocolate mink from Overstock. It looks great on the leather couch and I love curling up under it to watch movies during cold Chicago winters. This second throw had a tear on the side seam between the lining and the fur part but Overstock was quick to refund a portion of the purchase price so I could have it fixed (they were all sold out so no replacements were available and I wanted it). I wash them on gentle and dry on low, even though the label says dry clean only, and it turns out fine. I find that these throws are a little flat when the come out of the package but they fluff up after use. aIso, I've never noticed significant shedding. I would love to purchase a real fur blanket, but until I can afford to spend 4 – 5 grand on a real mink blanket, it will be Overstock faux fur all the way baby.