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Clean Bottle x Janji: A Cleaner Bottle for Cleaner Water

By Dave Spandorfer

7/29/15 9:31 AM

A few months ago we moved into a new office next to Clean Bottle, a water bottle company popularly known for sticking NBA legend Bill Walton in a water bottle suit on the show Shark Tank. Over the course of our shared tenure in a small Boston office, we’ve gotten to know a lot about the Clean Bottle team: they love to ride bikes, they love Taylor Swift, and they love to build great products. And best of all, they’re just really good people.


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Two Causes to One: Janji's Switch to Clean Water

By Dave Spandorfer

7/23/14 1:24 PM

Why We Started Janji

In May 2010, we spent ten hours sitting together on a bus ride from St. Louis to Cleveland, en route to race the 10k at the Division III Track and Field Championships. Near record-high May temperatures were projected for our 10k, so we drank water incessantly in preparation for the 25-lap race.  It was the first time racing at the NCAA Track and Field Championship meet for both of us; we refused to let dehydration hold us back.


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A Brief History of Running and Hydration

By Dave Spandorfer

7/14/14 9:29 AM

Janji is dedicated to providing clean water in countries around the world, making water a constantly talked about topic throughout the workday. In addition to our company's mission, water is also important at Janji because we are all avid runners. Hydration is a key element of Janji’s history; Founders Mike and Dave ran the 10k on an incredibly hot day at the 2010 NCAA Division III Track Championships. As the day wore on, they realized just how quintessential their access to water was. They had plenty of water to hydrate before the race, water stops every 200 meters during the race, and a hose showering down on them as they ran. But millions of people around the world lack even the most basic access to clean water – and Janji was born. Proper hydration becomes especially important in the summer months – often raising the question - how much water should I drink? The answer to this question has varied greatly over time.


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