BYD is Austin's original practitioner of Bikram yoga, the method famous for heating its practice space to a sweat-inducing, detoxifying 105 degrees to make the body malleable enough to safely stretch its way through all 26 asanas (postures) and two breathing exercises. Over the course of 90 minutes, BYD's impassioned instructors will lead you through each asana, bestowing strength and flexibility while priming the different organs of the body to awaken and do their groovy thing. Classes take place every day of the week from morning to evening and are geared for yoga veterans as moldable as warm wax, neophytes unable to touch their toes (or their hands), and everyone in between.
Without relying on toxic cleaning products such as Perchloroethylene and hydrocarbon solvents or a bucket of melted action figures, EcoClean delivers professional garment cleaning and laundry services that are as good for the environment as they are easy on your skin. Thanks to a special wet cleaning process that uses biodegradable detergents and state-of-the-art equipment, clients can have their dirty shirts and blouses ($6.75), pants ($7), and regular dresses ($9) cleaned to a point of earth-friendly squeakiness. To prep for an important job interview or a mistakenly formal appearance at a paintball field, sport coats ($8), two-piece suits ($15), and full-length formal wear ($40) can be rid of their annoying aromas faster than coating a skunk with body spray. EcoClean also provides free pick-up and delivery (limited area available; call for details). Additional charges apply to items that are lined, beaded, stained, pleated, ruffled, or heated frequently in microwaves.
Run by the same family since 1915, Home Steam Laundry & Cleaners fortifies fibers with professional cleansing and pressing treatments. For drive-thru service, customers escort dresses ($8.19), sweaters ($5.19), vests, and ties ($3.69) to the cleaning specialists without having to leave the comfort of their cars' air conditioning or bacon-scented air fresheners. Perchloroethylene-free hydrocarbon solvents work to purify hydrophobic suits ($8.19) and blouses ($4.59), and extracting dryers leave finished garments free of excess chemicals. Flatwork orders ($2.05/pound) such as tablecloths and linens become smooth under the heat of a specialized flatwork-ironing machine. For an additional 25 percent, customers can invoke the Rocket service, which readies garments in three hours, that are dropped off before noon, by launching them into the cleansing atmosphere of the ozone layer.
The clothes-cleaning team at Morgan Family Dry Cleaners spruces up garments with all-star washing talent, an eco-conscious attitude, and a complimentary pickup-and-delivery service for select areas. After customers drop off chocolate-smeared dress shirts ($3.99), dirty blouses ($4.79), tear-stained tuxedos ($12), and grimy sweaters ($5.50), duds undergo a multi-point inspection that sniffs out any fugitive stains and a perc-free cleaning process that scrubs away even the most stubborn polka dots. Morgan Family Dry Cleaners recycles hangers and stores patrons' preferences—such as starch or no starch and Pepsi or Coke—on a computer system worthy of the 21st century.
Wielding GreenEarth technology, the friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning scrub the enrobements of Texans in an eco-friendly manner. The noble employees confidently confront stains with strong words and dirt-scattering ammo, returning garments to clients soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($5.69), mud-caked slacks ($5.69), butter-drenched two-piece suits ($10.99), and beloved sea-water-doused sweaters ($5.99) can be cleaned and folded into neat origami ostriches. For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.
The textile technicians at Village Cleaners purify wardrobes using a biodegradable solvent called DF-2000 Fluid. This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly solution is sensitive to the needs of fragile fabrics but still has the muscle to break down dirt, grime, and salad dressing around the collar. A fresh dose of solvent goes into each load, along with fresh soap and a brand new filter, to ensure that clothes emerge from the machine as clean as technologically possible and free of static, odor, and allergens.
But the process doesn’t stop there. Once clothes are clean, the staff will starch shirts if requested and replace any broken or missing buttons at no charge. A final inspection sees to it that no spot or stain escapes back into the world, and alteration, repair, and leather care tends to especially needy garments.
Sparkle Cleaning's staff provides both commercial and residential cleaning services, sanitizing living and working spaces with safe, green products. These eco-friendly cleansers are used to scrub bathrooms, scour kitchen ranges, dusts windowsills, and restore the luster of taxidermied Irish setters. Sparkle's services are always tailored to your needs, and many patrons opt for regular cleanings on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. You can also select à la carte services, such as a refrigerator cleaning, window washing, or grout cleaning.