This is a life time investment garment. I have been wearing one for over 10 years now, hundreds of hours wear, and no pilling or balling, no sign of wear, and believe it or not, I have never washed it... in fact, I must put photo of it on the website for proof! Also many a customer has asked me to sell it to them, I swear.!!. it is beige with a fur collar. warmer than a coat, these cardys will keep you at regular body temp. Remember , possum merino is at least 35% warmer than cashmere and alot more durable, yet so light weight.