Needed New towels and found the Ty Pennington bamboo towels on sale. I bought them on line so was thrilled when I saw the quality and extreme softness of my purchase upon arrival. Being a Mom with kids who tend to ball up a wet towel in a corner on occasions. I was ready to freak out when I found one of my new towels soaking wet from kids giving the dog a bath and leaving it for a couple of days. The towels natural microbial affect from the bamboo prevented a couple of kids from being tarred and feathered. The bath sheets not only did not become smelly and mildewy but washed up beautifully and continues to do so without fear of piling or becoming rough with washes. The Best part is the extra large size giving the feel of being wrapped in a cloud. Will be replacing all older cotton towels with the same ones in the near future.