I love the weight of these thirsty towels! Very heavy... I bought the plum color and it is beautiful. I have washed them a few times now, and the color has not faded. These towels are so luxurious, I just love them. My only complaint would be that I couldn't get a complete set plus an extra set of hand towels or have fingertip towels available. I seem to go through those much faster than the bath towels and then I use ones that don't match.. I would love fingertips Please!