This just arrived this morning. My 11 year old son needed a new duvet cover for his bed and he requested black. We needed something inexpensive for his room which we refer to as, ""The Bachelor Pad"". Why? Because he is roommates with his best friend, a 90 lb. Black Lab. Anyone who owns a lab knows how much hair is involved. The rule in our house, is that it needs to be EASILY machine washable. This can be easily removed, and washed with fabric softener to release all the fur in the dryer. That is the reason we use duvets with covers. Comforters are a pain to wash, and start looking rough after a few washes. Also, we live on a farm and things tend to get dirtier. He helps his dad in the shop and is always tinkering. Black hides a multitude of sins. What I don't know, can't hurt me.Out of the box, it is the correct color- a nice matte black. My son was also very happy with the feel of the cover, it is definitely very soft/smooth/silky. He commented on how much the dog was going to appreciate that. (Did I mention they share the bed?)I sew as a hobby and have taken side jobs doing hemming/simple alterations on clothing for other people. So while I do not claim to be an expert, I do know what a seam is supposed to look like. I inspected the seams and the one I received was properly sewn to my satisfaction. How it will hold up after multiple washes, only time will tell. I feel that for the price, and given that it was the right kind of fabric for our needs, that it was a good price. If a seam would let go, I don't know if I would blame that on poor construction. Let's be honest, it's a kid and big dog using it heavily. If that happens, I'll chalk it up to heavy use and run it through the sewing machine. I'm more concerned at this point about how the fabric itself holds up. After a few months, I'll update with how it's held up.Before it's first use, after a thorough inspection we washed it according to the care label (with fabric softener and Downy Scent Booster- Unstoppables, I believe?) and ran it through the dryer on low heat. My daughter has a duvet for her bed made from the same material, and I do appreciate how quickly the Microfiber fabric dries. This one was no exception. After the initial wash and dry, the seams were still holding. I placed it on the duvet, popped on the pillow sham, and now The Bachelor Pad is set. It does look very nice on the bed, and as a sign of approval, the dog and boy made themselves comfortable in the middle and baptized it with the dog's hair and some stray feed from morning chores. The circle is complete.Thank you Amazon, for providing an inexpensive option for a room that should probably be listed as a hazmat zone.