Wow! I bought these for the guest towels, company is coming and my husband uses a bath sheet. Way too big and heavy for the parents :). I read the reviews and washed several times. Yes, there was fluff but it diminished with each wash. They're cotton. I also read the reviews that said they get softer with washing so I have been using them for myself until the company arrives! Only problem is, now I want some for myself! These are the thickest, most luxurious towel I have ever used. Previously, I liked Egyptian cotton, JC Penney, etc. No more, these are TOP NOTCH, thick and sturdy, absorbent and, hopefully, will get softer with each washing. Remember, you should not use fabric softener with towels so the softening process is just use/time. The price is right, too.