Gear We Love: ESPNW's Holiday Gift Guide
Dec. 11, 2015 - We scoured the market to find the best new gear for the athletes in your life. Here, our top gift picks for 2015 -- for both indoor and outdoor workouts.
10 Amazing Socially Responsibly Businesses in Boston
Dec. 9, 2015 - With a battery of the world's top universities and a robust startup sector that's especially rich in bio and clean tech ventures, it's no surprise that Boston is also home to a thriving — and diverse — group of socially responsible companies.
How Boston Became a Fitness Apparel Startup Hub
Jan. 6, 2016 - In 2012, Dave Spandorfer co-founded philanthropic running apparel company Janji in St. Louis. Just a year later, the company was operating out of Boston.
Running apparel startup Janji helps fund clean water initiatives in Africa, Peru, India
Oct. 28, 2014 - Brookline-based Janji is a running apparel startup with a lofty mission that goes beyond profit: to help people in underdeveloped countries get access to clean water through the sale of its clothing. By Sara Castellanos.
Oct. 9, 2014 - UNITED States-based Zimbabwean long-distance runner Pardon Ndhlovu’s quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio received a major boost after recently partnering the Boston-based running clothing company, Janji. By Daniel Nhakaniso.
JanJanji stars as a Foot Soldier on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show
Nov. 2, 2013 - Melissa Harris-Perry’s “Footsoldiers” are Dave Spandorfer and Sarah Hartmann, who are doing good all the way to the finish line and beyond. Watch co-founder Dave Spandorfer talk about Janji and running for another.
Janji's Dave Spandorfer gives his elevator pitch on MSNBC's Your Business
June 22, 2014 - Dave was praised for having one of the best elevator pitches in the history of the show. Watch the video here .
April 16, 2014 - The 2014 Boston Marathon is less than a week away and the amount of reflection and gratitudeexhibited by Bostonians and supporters one year after the Marathon bombings is contagious. So much so, in fact, that Boston-based running apparel company Janji is helping to spread philanthropical sentiments beyond the Marathon finish line and into third world countries. By Nick DeLuca.
Trail Runner: Making Tracks
July 25, 2013 - 80: The approximate number of specialty running stores this fall that will sell the new socially conscious running apparel brand Janji. The company, founded by recent college grads Dave Spandorfer of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, and Mike Burnstein of Brookline, Massachusetts, plans to use a portion of proceeds from sales to fund clean water projects in a number of developing countries. By Yitka Winn.
Running on Passion: The Story Behind Janji
August 15, 2013 - Brookline-based Janji, an athletic apparel company that donates a portion of proceeds to organizations around the world, is run by two friends who met while running on their college’s cross-country team. Dave Spandorfer and Mike Burnstein say that the company’s slogan, “Run for Another,” captures the company’s mission. By Melissa Malamut.
Top Finds at the 2014 Boston Marathon Expo
April 20, 2014 - One of our favorite parts of any major marathon is scoping out the limited-edition gear for that year's race. The 2014 Boston Marathon is no exception, with nearly every brand crafting a custom tee–most with proceeds benefiting The One Fund or another charitable cause. Here are our picks from this year's expo. By Jeff Dengate.
Q&A with Founder of Janji Running Gear
June 2, 2014 - Every runner knows that nutrition and hydration are important, whether you’re doing a long distance race or simply out for a jog. But in some parts of the world, people lack these basic necessities for survival. Athletes can help change that by shopping for Janji, running apparel that helps fight the food and water crisis worldwide. A portion of funds from each purchase of Janji (which means “promise” in Malay) is donated to organizations that alleviate these problems. By Carri Wilbanks.
Watch a video about Boston Marathon runners from 2013 reacting to the 2014 marathon. Janji co-founder Mike Burnstein is featured, along with the apparel in Janji's store City Sports.
Forbes Up and Comers: Dave Spandorfer & Mike Burnstein
July 24, 2013 - Spandorfer and Burnstein were members of Washington University’s track team on the road to a meet in May 2010 when they hatched a plan to sell running apparel for a cause–as their teammates watched Dodgeball. “This was definitely one of the best moments of my athletic career,” says Spandorfer, now 24. The bus-born idea became Janji, which donates $4 to water causes around the world for every item it sells. By Kelly Appleton.
Dec. 10, 2013 - Last week in Austin, TX running stores and running brands from around the country convened for The Running Event, the world's largest conference and trade show for the running industry. My give-back running apparel company, Janji, made the 2,000 mile trip from Brookline to exhibit at The Running Event and expand the list of stores that carry our line of running apparel. By David Spandorfer.
5 Ways to Look 'Boston Strong' at the Marathon (or at Home!) This Year
April 4, 2014 - With the Boston Marathon well underway, spirits are high not only in Beantown but across the nation. And while last year’s tragedy remains fresh in everyone’s minds, runners and supporters alike seem to want to focus instead on honoring the Marathon and celebrating the city –- maintaining the energetic pride for which Bostonians are so well known. By Rosa Heyman.
Running Clothes for a Cause
May 3, 2012 - Dave Spandorfer and Mike Burnstein ran cross-country and track together at Washington University in St. Louis. Now they’re working together to make a business focused on their love of running while promoting a cause near and dear to runners: clean water. By Jeff Banowetz.
Boston Strong: Mike Burnstein of Janji
On Monday, April 21, more than 35,000 people will participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon, including 5,633 runners who were stopped before they could reach the finish line in 2013, as well as others who have pledged to run as a gesture of resilience after last year’s finish line bombing. One of those will be Mike Burnstein (pictured above, on left), a Washington University graduate and co-founder of the charitable running-apparel company Janji, who placed 68th in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
'Janji' is two young runners' way of helping in Kenya, Haiti
June 19, 2012 - David Spandorfer with a shirt bearing Kenya's colors. He and his friend and fellow runner Mike Burnstein "wanted to find a way to give back to a sport that had given so much to us," he says.
Entrepreneurs launch new socially conscious running apparel line
May 5, 2012 - On the road to this week’s launch of their new running apparel line, Michael Burnstein and Dave Spandorfer have learned a lot of valuable lessons, including this one: use a brand name that a) people can easily pronounce and b) doesn’t create confusion with a wildly popular British singer and songwriter. By Kavita Kumar.
Janji: Running in Baltimore, running for another
Feb. 5, 2013 - For runners, it seems, giving is instinctive. It’s just another fluid stride; a carefully phased breath or a foot placed forward. But why does this type of charity only begin, and end, on race days? Why are organized running events the only times you run for a cause that’s not your own? To remedy this, Mike Burnstein and Dave Spandorfer founded Janji, a new running apparel brand that gives back where I also work. By Samuel Nota.
Sportswear With a Mission
Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.” That motto is clearly visible at the front entrance to Lower Merion High School on Montgomery Avenue. Many of us probably pass by daily without taking any notice of it, but Dave Spandorfer definitely took those words to heart during his time as a Lower Merion student. His running-wear line, Janji, aims to fight the global water crisis. By Kiera Missanelli.
Aug. 7, 2012 - Runners run races for any number of causes, and a new line of clothing at Lincoln Running Co., 1213 Q St., will allow customers to take their goodwill a step further. The running shirts and shorts designed by Janji, a socially conscious startup apparel company, are based on the flags of Haiti and Kenya. By Cory Matteson.