I've previously purchased these throws which are really lovely and contrary to the item description which says they must be dry cleaned, I've found that they can be successfully machine washed and tumble dried on a woollens setting. Having bought the cream colour before, I was really disappointed to receive a colour this time that would better be described as beige. I initially thought I'd been sent the cappuccino colour in error but the label said cream. I'm still not entirely convinced as the "cream" I received does not match its picture. Perhaps Lakeland would like to check this out.