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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News

Releasing the Fairphone ringtone

The new Fairphone ringtone is sure to put a smile on your face whenever you receive a call. Just look how happy it makes the team at the Fairphone office! For second batch Fairphone buyers, the ringtone is already included on your new phone called “Sunbeam.” For those of you who bought a first edition Fairphone, (…)

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News

Welcome, second batch Fairphone owners!

As of this week, 13,380 second batch Fairphones have been shipped or are on their way – that’s more than half of the total orders placed so far. We’d like to warmly welcome each and every one of you to our community of Fairphone owners. (…)

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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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