I was all y things and get minimal shrinkage as well. Every once in awhile someone will report bizarre shrinkage. I shrink test all my stuff. So shrinkage is calculated. Cold is the best for minimal shrinkage that's why I write it on the care tag. I am sorry for the shrinkage but it does happen. There is no "magic bullet" for preventing shrinkage or any other problems that may occur. Buttons fall off, zippers break, its the nature of the beast.