Love these Sheets. I washed them before putting them on the Bed in cold water I also put them out on the Clothesline to dry, it was breezy that day and they were so soft. I have bought a lot of sheets from OVERSTOCK and LOVE each pair of sheets I always get white in color. these sheets are really deep pocket and stay on the Bed. People that buy these Sheets need to read the Instructions enclosed before they use these pocket sheets they will go on the bed BETTER.