Manufacturing

Our next steps with Guohong, the manufacturer of the first Fairphone

In our strategy blog two weeks ago, I wrote that our new approach to phone design and development would trigger some additional changes in our value chain. With that in mind, we would like to share some news about Guohong, our manufacturing and design partner for producing the first edition and second batch Fairphones. (…)

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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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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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