Design

Our approach to software and ongoing support for the first Fairphones

Fairphone was started by a group of passionate thinkers, designers and makers who want to change the phone industry. As our campaign grew into a social enterprise making our own phone, we started with a road map outlining our ambitions to raise awareness and create change in the sectors of mining, manufacturing, design, life cycle, and social entrepreneurship. (…)

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Design

Design A Day winter edition starts Monday

Calling all creative minds! Do you want to see your idea turned into a 3D-printed Fairphone case? Then now’s your chance. On Monday 1 December, we’re kicking off the winter edition of our Design A Day challenge, and we need your help. (…)

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News

First Fairphones: Almost out of stock

Our jaws are dropping at the rate we’re selling out of Fairphones. Over the past couple of months, our community has been buying phones quicker than we could have anticipated. Based on our internal research and projections, we ordered stock to last us until the end of the year. But wow! The Fairphone community has surprised us once again and exceeded our expectations. (…)

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Life Cycle

Introducing the Fairphone Recycling Program

We’re excited to announce our new Recycling Program, which creates a special platform for handling your used mobile phones. You can either send your old phones to our partner Teqcycle or use our list of reuse and recycling centers across Europe to ensure that your old friend is either given a new life or is safely recycled. (…)

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News

Guide to our new website

Some of our readers may remember our first “behind-the-scenes” post about the website describing our design process and gathering your feedback. Since that time in May when we launched our second batch pre-orders, we have been making some tweaks here and there, to bring you a cleaner, easy-to-use and more complete Fairphone space online. In this blog post, (…)

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Mining

Research trip: Visiting tin, tantalum and tungsten mines

In the middle of July, filled with curiosity and anticipation, Bibi and I packed our bags and boarded a flight to Kigali, Rwanda. After a quick stop at a tungsten mine, we got on a smaller plane to the border between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and then continued by road to our next destination: the tin mine in South Kivu, (…)

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News

Fairphones in stock for the first time!

On Wednesday 24 September we reached a major milestone in Fairphone history: We have Fairphones in stock for the first time ever! That means every single Fairphone pre-ordered in the past five months has been delivered or is on the road. From now on, any Fairphone order placed on our website will be processed in just a couple days and shipped under two weeks. (…)

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Manufacturing

First Worker Welfare Fund proposal approved

For factory workers at our production partner Guohong, this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival (also called the Moon Festival) coincides with the outcome of the first Worker Welfare Fund proposal. For the first proposal formally approved by the Worker Welfare Fund, the workers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a special bonus for the entire workforce at Guohong. (…)

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