I got these because other washcloths seem to get stinky fast and bamboo isn't supposed to. These have had a few rounds in usage and wash and seem to be better than your standard cotton ones. The washing instructions are stupid though: cold water and low dry. I use them in a hot shower after all, and washcloths just aren't worth that much trouble. They've held up okay so far. They are big and I got the beige ones because that is all they had, and they are, well, your standard beige. A bit pricy for washcloths, but if they last longer then it will be worth it.