When Mike and I were in Boston on Saturday we unexpectedly came across the Janji pop-up store. I had seen some Instagram posts recently and had been vaguely aware of a Newbury Street location. However, I was unfamiliar with this company and the work they are doing. So when we walked by their storefront with their company motto on the window, I was excited to have a chance to go in.
We were met by Eugene, the engaging store manager, who filled us in on the company’s mission. Every piece of clothing that is purchased provides quality drinking water for a person in a designated country for an entire year! After hearing that, I was determined to buy something -a real sacrifice, I know!
As I began browsing through the nifty racks created from metal water pipes the challenge became narrowing down which item(s) to buy because the clothing is so uniquely appealing. I decided on a long sleeve shirt adorned with giraffes that will provide water for someone in Kenya and a windbreaker that benefits someone in Guatemala.
We had an opportunity to meet the company founders, Mike and Dave, as well. They were enthusiastic and welcoming. Their passion for their mission and running was contagious.
I am thrilled to have became aware of this incredible running apparel company and I look forward to continuing to support their efforts. Janji apparel is available in a number of running stores but they also have a website where you can view their extensive line of running clothing and learn more about their inspiration and work.
The pop-up store on Newbury Street in Boston will be there until May 8. It is located just around the corner from the Boston Marathon finish line. They are offering a variety of upcoming events related to the marathon, running, and fitness. Check out their website for more details.
I encourage you to learn more about this inspirational company. Supporting their mission is easy. Their apparel is exquisite and affordable. By making a purchase you receive the benefit of cool running apparel for yourself while helping another person have the even greater gift of access to water.
Janji means “promise” in Malay. For me, running provides me with the promise of accomplishment, strength, health, and peace. Now when I head out for a run in my Janji apparel I will also carry with me the knowledge that I am indeed “running for another”.