These hand towels were just what I needed. The hand towels are thick and absorbent. The edges are strong and are sewn tightly. I'm using them as everyday hand towels. I have washed them several times and they are holding up well. As a note to those considering purchasing these hand towels, the label does state "Deep Colors Bleed". I purchased the sapphire color. To reduce the risk of bleeding, I washed the new towels separately in cold water with about 1/2 cup white vinegar. During washing I checked the water color and they did not appear to bleed.