Rated 2 out of 5 by Banquera Spots!
I've always loved these towels, and last December I splurged and bought a bunch of the taupe ones. After only a few washes I, like some other posters, started getting spots of missing color - almost like bleached out areas. I use one of the most gentle detergents on the market and haven't used bleach in my washer in years. Unfortunately, I can't put these out for company use because of the spotting; I don't even like using them on a daily basis, simply because the spots are obvious and can't be hidden, no matter how they're hanging on the towel bar.
They are constructed very well, and are luxuriously thick, but if I and others have all experienced the same issue of color loss, there's something wrong with the manufacturing/coloring process.
Sorry, JCP, I'm 99% of the time thrilled with your merchandise... this is the 1% that I'm not.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LibrarianLui My Favorite Towels
For some reason, I love the texture of these towels - a soft side and a scrubby side. ;-) I do not like towels that are too thick either so these are great for me. I ordered the antique linen color and they look nice in my brown tile, ivory cabinet master bathroom. I have washed the towels several times with no color loss so maybe there was a bad dye batch for the other reviewers. I wish these came in more color selections. The redish color is more of a burnt orange-red color. For my red towels I ordered the Royal Velvet towels in claret- which is a nice deep red.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeeCene Beautiful and Great Quality
I love these towels. They are heavy, thick and absorbent. Not to mention lovely to look at. I have ordered more than I need for have backups while they are on sale at such a great price.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Star08 Love these towels!
I ordered these towels in August of 2015. I love them, the sculpture look is beautiful. Have washed them several times & no color has faded. They are still soft & beautiful. The colors were exactly the same as the picture. I ordered the Brown Clay & Antique Linen.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DL3453 Great for guests.
After washing first time, not much lint was collected off the full set. Has nice pattern and comfortable feel.
January 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Barb Nice and thick but colors are off
These towels are nice and thick and feel great after a shower . I ordered the Antique Blue it looks black. I would return if I had a JC Penney near me. I'll give them to my grandson.
December 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1stBadReview Color Fades Away Few Washes
After washing about 5 or 6 times, I too noticed that all towels started to fade in various areas. For one wash, I thought it was the fact that the previous person added bleach to his/her wash. However, the other clothes in the same wash showed no "bleach marks". The next week, different set of towels, same results.
April 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Susie75 color
These are beautiful towels. They get softer every time washed, however after the sixth time washed, I found that they are losing their color. They actually come out of the dryer with color missing in spots. I use the same detergent in all my other wash (Tide), and have for years. I've washed cheaper towels for years and never that this problem.
October 12, 2014