In order to maintain the qualities necessary in cotton napkin, nothing has been added to the cotton. Because of this, the all-natural fibers will shrink upon the first washing. In order to minimize the shrinkage, after washing do not dry the napkins on high heat and do not dry fully. Medium heat is best and remove just prior to being completely dry. Can be dressed up or down to create the perfect look for each place setting and your table, add a napkin ring, placemat, tablecloth Perfect for everyday use, holidays, catering, special occasions, dinners, brunches, potlucks, BBQ's, buffets, showers and more Other coordinating DII tabletop and kitchen items sold separately To view more of our products visit amazon.com/dii. To locate the matching napkin ring in the photo search: DII Napkin Ring Set.