Our living room down throw seems now to have a full-time job on our bed, so I started looking the web for a new down throw for the living room. This throw appealed to me because of the nice animal print and the closed-box construction. When it arrived, I tossed it in the dryer to fluff it up. There was no problem with odor that you sometimes have with down products. The fabric appears to be good quality and has a slight sheen on the surface and is tightly woven (which keeps the sharp ends of the feathers from poking you). We find the throw to be well made, comfortable to use and toasty warm.