These pants are great! I was pleasantly surprised that they were mostly cotton (90% cotton/10% spandex). The fabric information was lacking on the website and I was afraid they would have a lot of polyester in them and therefore subject to "pilling". If they had been a mix of polyester I would have returned them for that reason alone. They have a very nice smooth finish to the fabric. They are sized right however I personally should have ordered a Large instead of a Medium. I plan to exchange them for a Large so I cannot comment on the laundering, possible shrinkage etc. However, when I wash cotton knit I always use permanent press cold wash cycle. That works for me. By the way I ordered two pair and still wear similar cotton Danskin pants purchased in the past from Walmart. two pair and still wear similar Danskin cotton pants purchased in the past from Walmart.