These are a compressed towel, when you put water on them, they immediately expand to an 8" x 12" towel. Made of cotton. The uses are many, such as a face wipe, dairy air wipe, fire starter, cleaning cloth and more. Great to keep on hand for emergencies, at home or in your car, traveling, hiking, backpacking etc. You get these magnificent towels all 24 pieces for the great price of $10.50.