They arrived very quickly, we put them both like all new clothing type items directly into the washer machine to clean off any chemicals from the manufacturing process. There was almost no lint at all in the drier screen when they were finished drying. For reference: they were washed in two brand new LG washer and dryer.
They are extremely silky soft and very well made and quite a value for the price . We purchased two of the blankets and could not be more pleased with the purchase.