Friday, May 16, 2014

Janji: Run for Another {Product Review}

Promise: a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen. An oath, pledge, vow, or commitment. 

Promise is what Dave and Mike showed when they came up with their idea of a starting a running apparel company that could literally help the world be a better place. Their company, Janji (which means "promise" in Malay), raises funds and awareness for the global food and water crisis. 

Janji's high-performance running clothing helps many countries - Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the United Sates. Each country is represented in each collection through use of color and style. Every purchase provides various organizations with funds that are spent on medicine, nutrient rich crops, food or clean water for the people of that country.

For example, the Rwanda Flag Long-Sleeve tee provides three days of nutritional medicine for a malnourished child through MANA's Ready to Use Therapeutic Food.

The shirt itself is constructed of a polyester/spandex blend with wicking technology. It has a soft feel, much like a regular tee-shirt and is great for those chilly early morning runs and even has the highly-coveted thumb holes. The graphic design is inspired by the Rwandan flag and the Janji logo on the back is reflective for added safety.

The Rwanda Running Shorts also provide a malnourished child three days of nutritional medicine. The blue, yellow and green represents the bright color blocks of the Rwandan flag. 

The shorts are 100% moisture-wicking polyester with a 2.75" inseam with built-in underwear. While I'm most often found in a running skirt with one of the reasons being to cover my thicker hips and thighs, I was unsure how I would feel in shorts that were this short.

Please excuse my white and pink legs -
it has been a cold spring in Maine and they rarely see the sun!

After a couple of runs in them, I feel quite comfortable and they do not ride up or bunch. I've even worn them on a 12-mile run in the pouring rain and they dried very quickly. The wide waistband is comfortable with a drawstring and a rear pocket with a zipper closure.

On the right in my Janji shorts after a rainy 12-miler with the girls.
(Photo courtesy Running With The Girls)

By supporting Janji, we as runners are making a promise to help those less fortunate on a day-to-day basis, just by running in their high-performance apparel. In a very individualized sport we have the opportunity to work together as a community. We can run for another.

Janji has generously offered a 25% off all items in the Rwanda Collection just for you! Enter MMOTR for the discount through May 20, 2014.

For more information about Janji, it's mission or clothing line, please visit

Disclosure: I was provided with the Janji apparel described above for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. Those shorts are too cute! I love products that do something more. I've heard a lot about the Janji line and think it's a great idea. Thanks for the review.


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