Life Cycle

Guest Blog: Collecting 75,000 scrap phones in Ghana

At five o’clock in the morning of 24 July, I got on the flight out of Accra, Ghana back to Amsterdam. Being up that early gave me some time to write this update for you all in the Fairphone community about our exciting progress. So what was I doing in Ghana, and why does it concern you? (…)

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Social Entrepreneurship

Community personas and survey results

Survey results and community personas: Are you who we think you are?! As you may have noticed by now, we’re always interested to hear your opinion, whether you call us, e-mail us or leave a comment on social media or our forum. But when we’re looking for information we can quantify, analyze and make into pretty charts, (…)

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Manufacturing

Worker Welfare Fund: Electing worker representatives

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Chongqing in central China to visit our production partner Guohong where Fairphones are produced. But this trip wasn’t about our upcoming production; instead we were focused on activities related to the Worker Welfare Fund, specifically worker representative elections. (…)

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News

Second batch delivery begins

The second batch delivery has officially begun! On Monday 21 July, the first phones arrived at the distribution center in the Netherlands. Beginning Tuesday 22 July and throughout the week, this shipment of nearly 1,000 phones has made its way across Europe. But we know there are still many more phones to account for and in this blog post, (…)

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News

July production update: Delivery set to begin next week

Every day we’re getting closer to getting our second batch Fairphones into the hands of their new owners. Since the last production update a few weeks ago, production has been busy with final checks on quality in terms of production quality, finalizing software, and reviewing packaging materials. (…)

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Design

Launching Fairphone 3D-printed cases with 3D Hubs

Fairphone’s 3D-printed case challenge Design A Day starts today! Attention current and future Fairphone owners: Do you want to have a unique case for your Fairphone designed directly from the inspiration of the Fairphone community? (…)

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Life Cycle

Next step in Life Cycle Assessment: Inventory Analysis

Fairphone puts social values first. But what about the environment? Over the course of designing the first Fairphone, a number of decisions were made that improved the phone’s environmental impact – some on purpose, some by chance. Keep on reading if you want to learn more! (…)

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News

Press Review – Look Who’s Talking

Over the past year and a half we’ve been overwhelmed and honored to have quite a few inquisitive journalists knock on our door and start asking questions. We can’t possibly write in all the languages of the world, so we’re pleased to have the press step in to spread the word. (…)

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