I purchased this blanket with high expectations as I am going more organic with all my home goods especially bed clothes. When I received my blanket I opened it and washed it and was so looking forward to making up my bed. O MY GOODNESS!!!! When I went to the washer to get it out I couldn't believe my eyes! The washer was full of lint! Big chunks of lint!! I had to take the balnket outside to shake the remaining lint off the blanket before I put it into the dryer! This was a nightmare! Then I put it into the dryer and had to remove lint from the filter 5 times!! Do not purchase this blanket! I had no choice but to dry it and I did put it on my bed. It is warm, but I will be afraid to wash it again! I do not reccommend this item. I know I could have returned it but that is a hassle because it was packaged at the manufacturer and we all know how hard ir is to repackage. Buy at your own risk.