These don't bleed in my HE washer (warm/cold wash), and they're so soft and absorbent. After many washings, they haven't unraveled yet and they're as soft as the day I purchased them. (I bought a set for my guest bathroom, and they've only needed 2 washings whereas my regular daily towels have had many, many launderings.) The very dark colors have faded ever so slightly from a year ago, but the light colored towels that look like the barely used towels in color & texture. I'm buying more of these towels. BTW, I used to buy ***** towels, but why spend so much? ***** towels feel great year after year but they tend to unravel after a year of use.