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Social Entrepreneurship

To the Fairphone community – Thank You!

This one goes out to all Fairphone owners, community members, followers, fanatics, critics and pledgers. Here’s to all of you who have pushed the Fairphone journey forward. We owe every one of you an enormous thank you for believing that we could make a change. With you behind us, we’re ready to take the next step. (…)

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News

Fairphone moves office

After a year and a half of searching and months of putting up with a very squishy office due to our increasing number of employees, we finally did it. We piled our belongings into a truck and moved into Fairphone’s new home. (…)

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Manufacturing

Social Assessment Program begins at our manufacturer Hi-P

In October 2014, four team members of TAOS, our assessment partner, visited the facilities of Hi-P, the production partner for the next Fairphone. They spent three days on factory walkthroughs, numerous document reviews and interviewing workers in both the factory’s cafeteria and a private meeting room. (…)

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Life Cycle

Guest blog: Latest news on Ghana e-waste collection program

To refresh your memory, Closing the Loop partnered with Fairphone early in 2013 to help us carry out a project to reduce electronic waste, particularly in Africa. We’ve started by collecting scrap phones in the surrounding Accra area of Ghana, which includes Agbogbloshie, one of the most toxic e-waste locations in the world. (…)

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Design

Looking for an open operating system at Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC), the biggest event in the mobile industry, took place the first week of March in Barcelona, Spain, with 90,000 attendees from 200 countries. The site spanned eight large conference halls, which felt like walking from one airport terminal to another, where a brisk walk from Hall 1 to Hall 8.1 lasted 25 minutes. (…)

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Social Entrepreneurship

Host an Urban Mining Workshop

Fairphone invites you to grab your helmets and put on your safety goggles because we’re going urban mining. We’ve been conducting Urban Mining Workshops and they’ve been such a success, that we want to pass the tools over to you. Our Urban Mining Manual is now available for free download. Get ready, it’s your turn to lead this eye-opening workshop and learn how fun and interesting dismantling your phone can be. (…)

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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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