Just from washing it, there are loose wool fibers which appears as if the fabric was snagged when in fact this was not the case. This gives the appearance as if the product had been repeatedly used, when it has not been used at all. I'm sorry, but I don't feel that it's value for money.
Despite all the negative reviews I read, I still purchased the throws. Yes, they had a moldy smell and they shed a lot after washing. The smell is gone, cleaned up the small pieces of lint that was on the floor after shaking it out, but they were exactly what I was looking for in texture and color. They look nice on my sofa & love seat and the price was right.