I bought my first pillow about 3 years ago and loved it. In August 2013, I purchased this new one. Instead of the poly/cotton fabric described, the pillow cover and case is made of a bamboo fabric. Very soft and looked nice. However, after about 60 nights of use and about 5 washes, the zip-on pillow case is beginning to shed fine elastic like fibers which stick to my face and hair. Very unpleasant. Fortunately, I have my old poly/cotton case (still in excellent shape after 100+ washes!!) which I can use until the new pillow also falls apart.