I just ordered these sheets for our daughter's bed. I consider our family "sheet snobs" - everyone complains if they are not sleeping on high thread count, long staple cotton sheets w/ a lovely hand. I can't say how they hold up after washing because they are new, but I can say that they feel wonderful and her first two nights of sleep felt great. The pockets are quite deep, which is always a plus. We'll be ordering more for our King bed.