I bought 2 sets of these towels about 7 years ago and use them constantly so they get washed and dried a lot. They are just now getting less soft and a little worn but they still do the job. I find if I use a little vinegar in the wash rinse water and do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets, towels stay fluffy longer. The hems have stayed well, cannot detect any shrinkage and the Pearl Essence color still looks nice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend