Our fabric

Mess and spill-resistant mean your Mother Oxford is easier to care for than your standard button down. Your MO repels liquids, so spills and messes can be wiped or rinsed right off. Not only can you stay clean without an outfit change, your shirt is much less likely to stain when you treat it immediately.

MO is not wrinkle resistant or no-iron so make sure to check out our tips on minimizing wrinkles (they apply to the rest of your wardrobe, too).

MO is not stain-proof (there are no absolutes in life!), but with our mess and spill-resistant technology, your Mother Oxford is easier to care for. Your MO is less likely to stain than a typical cotton garment as long as you follow our care instructions.

MO fairs well when it comes to wrinkles, but it is not wrinkle resistant or no-iron. Make sure to check out our tips on minimizing wrinkles (they apply to the rest of your wardrobe, too).

To reduce wrinkles out of the wash, always do the following:

- Include your MO in a load, do not wash alone. This may reduce the wrinkles that can be caused by high spin speeds as clothing is forced against the washer drum.
- Wash and line dry immediately. When left in a machine too long, the wrinkles from the spin cycle can be set into the fabric.
- Before hanging to dry, shake and hand-smooth out wrinkles.
- For a crisper finish, steam on a low temp with a gentle tug to assist dewrinkling.

We do not recommend ironing to protect the fabric, but if you choose to do so use a very low temp setting. We do not recommend dry cleaning. If you choose to do so, the spill-resistant qualities of the fabric may be reduced.

MO is not wrinkle resistant or no-iron. MO IS spill-resistant and easier to care for.

Made with a luxe premium fabric that is 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane, our shirts and dresses don't require an undershirt or slip, but everybody has a different tolerance for opacity.

Our fabric is breathable and sweat is less likely to linger on the fabric. And, by allowing perspiration to disperse its likely you'll avoid the tell-tale signs of stress (sweat rings and smell). 

We like to say even the most stressful mothering moments will feel a bit more chill in Mother Oxford.

Our fabrics do not have PFOA or PFOS. We source European fabric, which is held to the strictest regulations worldwide, and our fabric mill is at the forefront of using clean technology.

Our fabric is OEKO-TEX® certified. Companies & Mills have to apply for this certification, and if issued it confirms that all materials being used are tested for harmful chemicals to protect our environment. 

All products used the making of our fabric as well all manufacturing processes have been certified by REACh (the European Union standard). The aim of these standards is to protect consumers from health and environmental risks.

We are a US brand working with women-run manufacturing facilities, both domestically and globally, to bring you a product you can feel good in and about.

Our fabric does not have PFOA or PFOS and are OEKO-Tex certified. We source European fabric, which is held to the strictest regulations worldwide, and our fabric mill is at the forefront of using clean technology.

Care instructions

These steps before laundering are more likely to reduce the chance that a stain will be present after the wash. Makeup and other ingredients or substances that contain oils have to be treated right away.

- Always rinse any mess as soon as it happens.
- If still visible, apply a small amount of grease fighting dish soap to the remaining residue. Then, gently work that residue out.
- Rinse with hot water.
- Launder
(Always line dry.)

Mother Oxford is designed to be mess and spill-friendly, and easier to care for than your standard button down. It doesn't mean stain proof (there are no absolutes in life!) - but with proper care, will stay cleaner, longer.

Stains can be a MOFO to get out, but MO makes it easier. Remember, our fabric is stain resistant which reduces the likelihood of stains (and nothing is stain proof).

Machine wash warm, hang or lay flat to dry.

Laundering tips:
-Include your MO in a load, do not wash alone. This may reduce the wrinkles that can be caused by high spin speeds as clothing is forced against the washer drum. (But don't overload your washer because that can cause wrinkles too. And consider a lower speed spin cycle.)
- Wash and line dry immediately.When left in a machine too long, the wrinkles from the spin cycle can be set into the fabric.
- Before hanging to dry, shake and hand-smooth out wrinkles.
- For a crisper finish, steam on a low temp with a gentle tug to assist dewrinkling.

We do not recommend ironing or dry cleaning to protect the spill-resistant qualities of the fabric.

Make sure to read our tips for minimizing stains.

MO is not wrinkle resistant or no-iron. MO IS spill-resistant and easier to care for as a result. To minimize wrinkles out of the wash, always do the following:

- Include your MO in a load, do not wash alone. This may reduce the wrinkles that can be caused by high spin speeds as clothing is forced against the washer drum. (But don't overload your washer because that can cause wrinkles too. And consider a lower speed spin cycle.)
- Wash and line dry immediately. When left in a machine too long, the wrinkles from the spin cycle can be set into the fabric.
- Before hanging to dry, shake and hand-smooth out wrinkles.
- For a crisper finish, steam on a low temp with a gentle tug to assist dewrinkling.

We do not recommend ironing to protect the fabric, but if you choose to do so use a very low temp setting. We do not recommend dry cleaning. If you choose to do so, the spill-resistant qualities of the fabric may be reduced.

We don't recommend the following to keep your MO in tip top shape:

- Don't leave messes unattended - follow the above steps to minimize stains.
- Don't wash it alone. Going for a spin solo forces your MO against the washer drum and can cause wrinkles to set in during the high speed spin cycle.
- Line dry immediately after washing. Don't let it sit in the washer.
- Don't put your MO in the dryer.
- Don't iron or dry clean to protect what you love about our fabric (most liquid spills just roll right off, it's breathable, dries quickly...).

Makeup and other ingredients or substances that contain oils have to be treated right away. Rinse and gently massage a small amount of grease fighting dishsoap on the spot, and rinse with hot water. This all needs to happen before laundering according to our care instructions.

These stains can be a MOFO to get out, but MO makes it easier. Remember, our fabric is stain resistant which reduces the likelihood of stains (and nothing is stain proof).

Getting messy while you're out? Don't panic! And, don't rub or agitate the mess.

If you can take it off, simply rinse it under cool water until the mess is gone. In a pinch, you can squeeze a stream of water over the spill (think wet cloth/paper towel or even a pure water baby wipe) and rinse that way.

Make sure to read "Minimizing stains" to learn why its important to pre-treat all messes.

Of course. If you get smothered with ketchup and let it sit in the laundry basket for days (or weeks), it can stain. But, if you follow our "Minimizing stains" tips, the likelihood that a stain will set in is dramatically lower than with a typical cotton garment.

About Mother Oxford

This shirt is designed with the busy, multi-faceted modern woman in mind.

- The longer hem and deep side slits give you endless styling options (half tuck! tie it up! wear it as a swim coverup!) 
- The generous fit gives you room to grow in and out (whether it's due to baby or not!) and offers comfort without sacrificing polish. 
- The fabric keeps you cool while you're running around taking care of the 256,117 things on your list.
- MO is not wrinkle resistant. But following our tips to reduce wrinkles will save you some time no matter what you're washing.

It's basically that elusive easy, effortlessly pulled together look, packaged up in the perfect white shirt.

Mother Oxford is fit-focused solutions for life’s everyday messes.

We create mess-friendly, versatile, go-to wardrobe solutions that make women’s lives easier and their style effortless. 

There’s often a conflict between dressing for ourselves, our jobs, our children, our passions. We simplify it for you, offering apparel that bridges the gaps and meets all of your needs - comfort and fit that work for you through all seasons of life, versatile styling, and protection from the day’s mess.

Spill-friendly, quick dry cotton that won’t make you sweat. All by women, for women. 

For some of us, its part of a uniform. That means less thought goes in to looking efforlessly chic!

- You can style it with a number of accessories (hello scarves and belts).
- Because of our fabric technology, with proper care it could live in your wardrobe for longer (meaning you won't have to replace it).
- Its also transitional, meaning it changes with you - your style or your body, and always looks elevated.

Shipping and returns

All orders are processed within 2-3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays), except items marked as preorder or available to ship at a later date.

Orders must be in by 12PM CST on weekdays to go out same day. Otherwise they’ll be shipped the next business day. Read our full policy here.

To access our Return Portal, please click here.

Only unworn, unwashed items in their original condition will be accepted for exchange or return/refund.  If an item does not meet that criteria, it is not eligible for a refund and will not be returned to sender. 

For merchandise returned to us within 30 days of delivery date, a refund will be issued to the original form of payment at the original selling price. If returned to us after 30 days, a merchandise credit will be issued at the original selling price, regardless of method selected when requesting the return/exchange. 

Returns within the contiguous US are free. Fees may apply for all other returns. A $10 fee will be deducted from ALL refunds issued as a courtesy exception to our policy when an item is received with makeup or other matter transferred while trying on a garment.

To access our Return Portal, please click here.

Only unworn, unwashed items in their original condition will be accepted for exchange or return/refund.  If an item does not meet that criteria, it is not eligible for a refund and will not be returned to sender. 

For merchandise returned to us within 30 days of delivery date, a refund will be issued to the original form of payment at the original selling price. If returned to us after 30 days, a merchandise credit will be issued at the original selling price, regardless of method selected when requesting the return/exchange. 

Returns within the contiguous US are free. Fees may apply for all other returns.

Damaged or Defective Items

We are happy to provide an exchange or refund if you've received a defective/damaged item within 5 days from the date of delivery. If you don’t contact us within 5 days from the delivery date, you will not be eligible for a refund or exchange as a result of a defective or damaged item. 

If you believe you’ve received a defective item, please reach out to support@motheroxford.com with the following information:
- Your order number
- A picture of the defect/damage upon receipt (please include damage to external packaging where applicable)

Returns

- Once your return request has been approved, you will receive a shipping label and email confirmation to the email address entered at time of purchase. 
- Refunds will not be processed until the product is received & inspected. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing.
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Refunds will be issued to the original form of payment.
- If returned after 30 days, a merchandise credit will be issued at the original selling price, regardless of method selected when requesting the return/exchange. 

Exchanges

- Once your exchange request has been approved, you will receive a shipping label and email confirmation to the email address entered at time of purchase.
- Exchanges will not be processed until the original product is received & inspected. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing.
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Order confirmation and tracking information for the item being sent to you in exchange will be emailed.
- If your item is not received within 30 days from delivery date, it will no longer be eligible for exchange and a merchandise credit will be issued at the original selling price.

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your item is received and inspected, you will receive an email to notify you of the refund. If your item is received within 30 days of delivery date, a refund will be issued to the original form of payment at the original selling price. If returned to us after 30 days, a merchandise credit will be issued at the original selling price. 

Only unworn, unwashed items in their original condition will be accepted for exchange or return/refund.  If an item does not meet that criteria, it is not eligible for a refund and will not be returned to sender

Shipping fees are non-refundable.

Merchandise Credit

- Products that are unworn, unwashed and in their original condition are eligible for refund via Merchandise Credit within 30 days from delivery date, upon review of request. 
- Once your return has been approved, you will receive a shipping label and email confirmation to the email address entered at time of purchase.
- Merchandise Credit will not be issued until product is received & inspected. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing.
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Merchandise Credit does not expire and can be used toward any future purchase.
- Merchandise Credit will be issued automatically for items returned to us after 30 days from delivery date.

Rejected Returns

To qualify for a return, an item must be unworn, unwashed and in its original condition. We are unable to return/exchange items that are clearly worn (makeup, scent/fragrance, dirt, etc) or washed.  If an item does not meet that criteria, it is not eligible for a refund and will not be returned to sender. 

Damaged or Defective Items

If you believe you’ve received a defective item, please reach out to support@motheroxford.com with the following information:
- Your order number
- A picture of the defect/damage upon receipt (please include damage to external packaging where applicable)

We are happy to provide an exchange or refund if you've received a defective/damaged item within 5 days from the date of delivery. If you don’t contact us within 5 days from the delivery date, you will not be eligible for a refund or exchange as a result of a defective or damaged item. As a reminder, an item must be unworn, unwashed and in its original condition to qualify.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

If an item shows signs of wear (makeup, scent/fragrance, dirt, etc) or laundering and is not in it's original condition, it is not eligible for a refund and will not be returned to sender. 

There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If, after a week of receiving notification that your refund was approved, you haven't received the refund yet, please check with your bank account or credit card company to ensure the delay is not on their part. 

After checking, if you have still not received your refund, please contact us at support@motheroxford.com.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale or clearance items cannot be refunded.

Shipping & Restocking Fees

We offer free returns via flat rate USPS shipping and to the contiguous United States. You are welcome to ship your return with your preferred method at your expense. If you have opted to ship with a service outside ours, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item. We are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged while in transit, or stolen or missing deliveries.

Every purchase of Mother Oxford allows you to exchange the item once without a fee.  Subsequent exchanges incur a $10 exchange fee to cover the shipping expense involved. As a reminder, an item must be unworn, unwashed and in its original condition to qualify. A $10 fee will be deducted from ALL refunds issued as a courtesy exception to our policy when an item is received with makeup or other matter transferred while trying on a garment.

If you believe you’ve received a defective item, please reach out to support@motheroxford.com with the following information:
- Your order number
- A picture of the defect/damage upon receipt (please include damage to external packaging where applicable)

We are happy to provide an exchange or refund if you've received a defective/damaged item within 5 days from the date of delivery. If you don’t contact us within 5 days from the delivery date, you will not be eligible for a refund or exchange as a result of a defective or damaged item. As a reminder, an item must be unworn, unwashed and in its original condition to qualify. A $10 fee will be deducted from ALL refunds issued as a courtesy exception to our policy when an item is received with makeup or other matter transferred while trying on a garment.

If you have opted to ship with a service outside ours, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item. We are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged while in transit, or stolen or missing deliveries. We are unable to replace or refund items delivered to incorrect shipping addresses.

Yes.

To qualify for a return, an item must be unworn, unwashed and in its original condition.

We are unable to return/exchange items that are clearly worn (wrinkles, scent, dirt, etc) or washed.  If an item does not meet that criteria, it is not eligible for a refund and will not be returned to sender. 

If you believe you’ve received a defective item, please reach out to support@motheroxford.com with the following information:
- Your order number
- A picture of the defect/damage upon receipt (please include damage to external packaging where applicable)

We are happy to provide an exchange or refund if you've received a defective/damaged item within 5 days from the date of delivery. If you don’t contact us within 5 days from the delivery date, you will not be eligible for a refund or exchange as a result of a defective or damaged item. As a reminder, an item must be unworn, unwashed and in its original condition to qualify.

If we receive a return that was not claimed as damaged or defective within the policy window and shows signs of wear or laundering (makeup, scent/fragrance, dirt, etc) a $10 fee will be deducted from ALL refunds issued as a courtesy exception to our policy. This includes garments with makeup or other matter transferred while trying on a garment at home.

Every purchase of Mother Oxford allows you to exchange the item once without a fee.  Subsequent exchanges incur a $10 exchange fee to cover the shipping expenses involved.

We are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged while in transit, or stolen or missing deliveries. We are unable to replace or refund items delivered to incorrect shipping addresses.

Read our full Shipping Policy HERE.

Please email support@motheroxford.com with any questions or concerns.

Please email support@motheroxford.com.

If your order has been prepared for shipment by our fulfillment team and in the hands of the carrier, the order will not be cancelled and will ship as intended. Please see our Return Policy for information related to returns and exchanges.

About the Shirt

Nope!

Who's never spilled red wine or coffee on a white shirt? Plus, our design is versatile, meaning it can seamlessly integrate itself into ANY wardrobe as an essential piece.

For some of us, its part of a uniform. That means less thought goes in to looking efforlessly chic!

- You can style it with a number of accessories (hello scarves and belts).

- Because of our fabric technology, with proper care it could live in your wardrobe for longer (meaning you won't have to replace it).

- Its also transitional, meaning it changes with you - your style or your body, and always looks elevated.

Why not?

Many women opt to exclude certain things from their wardrobe when they become mothers. You can still confidently wear white as a mother, especially when its a mess-friendly fabric!

To reduce wrinkles out of the wash, always do the following:

- Include your MO in a load, do not wash alone. This may reduce the wrinkles that can be caused by high spin speeds as clothing is forced against the washer drum.
- Wash and line dry immediately. When left in a machine too long, the wrinkles from the spin cycle can be set into the fabric.
- Before hanging to dry, shake and hand-smooth out wrinkles.
- For a crisper finish, steam on a low temp with a gentle tug to assist dewrinkling.

We do not recommend ironing to protect the fabric, but if you choose to do so use a very low temp setting. We do not recommend dry cleaning. If you choose to do so, the spill-resistant qualities of the fabric may be reduced.

MO is not wrinkle resistant or no-iron. MO IS spill-resistant and easier to care for.

Conscious production

Our fabrics do not have PFOA or PFOS. We source European fabric, which is held to the strictest regulations worldwide, and our fabric mill is at the forefront of using clean technology.

Our fabric is OEKO-TEX® certified. Companies & Mills have to apply for this certification, and if issued it confirms that all materials being used are tested for harmful chemicals to protect our environment. 

All products used the making of our fabric as well all manufacturing processes have been certified by REACh (the European Union standard). The aim of these standards is to protect consumers from health and environmental risks.

You bet.

We're making a move to recycled labels and are always actively working with our suppliers to incorporate the latest advancements in responsible production.

We are a US brand working with women-run manufacturing facilities, both domestically and globally, to bring you a product you can feel good in and about.

We use responsibly sourced cotton in our luxe premium fabric that is 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane.

We are a US brand working with women-run manufacturing facilities, both domestically and globally, to bring you a product you can feel good in and about.