I bought these about 3 weeks ago and really like them. These towels are great for wrapping around oneself; they're soft but not so soft that they can't absorb water. I washed them once and I noticed that there trace amounts of lint on my skin, but the second time I washed them, I didn't feel anymore on my skin while drying off. A lot of lint came off in the trap, though. I have noticed a few pieces of cotton coming loose from the towel, but nothing major. I also like that the towels have the embroidered strip going around the edges of the whole towel and they do not have that embroidered decorative strip going down the two short ends of the towel. Those seem like wastes of towel space. They were also at a great price. Overstock. The towels are great and the prices were fantastic. This next part is for people who may be on the fence of buying white towels. White towels are work, and it can be stressful when you have guests over who may leave makeup smudges or unintentionally dirty them. But they look gorgeous!