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Manufacturing

The path to finding our new production partner: Hi-P

Late last year, we informed you of our intentions to develop our own phone using a new commercial model to gain control over the product design and have more influence on the ensuing supply chains. (…)

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Design

Our approach to developing the next Fairphone

Last week we hit a big milestone in Fairphone history. On Tuesday, we re-opened our shop to sell the final shipment of available Fairphones and within an hour and a half – we sold out! We’re extremely thankful to our group of first edition owners for making the company and our mission a success. Now that we’ve sold all our 60,000 first edition Fairphones and we’re ready to start on the next leg of our journey… what exactly is next? (…)

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Life Cycle

Examining the Fairphone’s environmental impact

Nearly a year ago, I first came to the Fairphone office ready to start my role as a research assistant and dig deeper into the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) work started by my predecessor Artúr Szilágyi. In the meantime, I’ve learned more than I ever anticipated about the first Fairphone’s components and completed the inventory analysis phase of the LCA, (…)

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News

Creative Fairphoners – thanks for your postcards!

Perhaps we’re biased, but we happen to think the Fairphone community is a very inspiring, informed, active and creative group of people… And you just keep proving us right! When we were finalizing the packaging for the second batch Fairphones, we included a blank postcard. Our hope was that some of you might respond with a message, (…)

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Social Entrepreneurship

Fairphone 2014: A year in review

As the cold December weather arrives, it’s an excellent reminder to reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2014. This year has been full of events, trips, projects, press coverage and selling out of Fairphone stock. Our heads are still spinning from everything that has happened! In an attempt to summarize 2014, we thought that it was best to let the numbers do the talking for us. (…)

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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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