I received a set of these towels for my wedding more than a decade ago. These towels hold up very well. They are still as thick and fluffy as the day we received them. They do not shed and have not frayed or shrunk. The only issue is that the colors have faded somewhat. The formerly hunter green towels are now more of a faded version of that and the ones that were black now look navy blue. However, I'm not that concerned about the color because they are still comfortable and thick. I also like the large size of the towel. You can actually wrap this towel all the way around yourself after you get out of the shower. Although when I was pregnant, it didn't quite fit around my huge belly.