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Running apparel that makes a difference


Socially conscious running apparel to debut at Naperville Running Company

Janji is a socially conscious running apparel created by members of Washington University in St. Louis’ cross country team to make a difference through the power of running.   It will debut at the Naperville Running Company on Thursday, May 10.

The idea for Janji began on the way to the 2010 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships when teammates, Dave Spandorfer and Michael Burnstein, were motivated by the possibility of improving the food and water crisis through the power of running.  With each piece of apparel sold proceeds go directly toward nutritional medicines, a season’s worth of water, and other sustainable solutions. The design of the shorts is based on the flags of the countries that the apparel benefits, countries like Kenya and Haiti.

They chose the name, Janji, which means ‘promise’ in Malay, because their organization is built on the promise to ‘run for another.’ From the beginning Janji has had considerable start-up success by winning grants and business competitions, which led to nationwide recognition and the attention of many inspired running store owners.

Janji is releasing socially conscience apparel this upcoming summer in select running stores prior to its August national release.

For more information visit runjanji.com.

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