I bought this sheet set in the MINT color in CAL-KING two years ago in 2006, and the sheets and pillow cases are still like new--no fabric thinning, no unraveling stitches, and the color has not faded but has stayed as fresh as the day I received the sheet set. Amazing! Since I prefer a sheet that's crisp and maintains a feel with body--not limp or "drapey"--I truly appreciate this fabric. The stripes give it a chic, modern look. I wash warm, rinse cold, dry on "perm/press" setting. Remove and fold soon after drying and you'll avoid wrinkles. Fantastic quality, great value--durable yet sophisticated. Thanks, overstock.com!