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Scaling up our social enterprise – challenges and achievements

It has been a year since the Fairphone 2 started shipping. We are excited to share that over the past year, our company and the amount of people and organisations supporting fairer electronics has grown, with Fairphone owners alone surpassing 130,000. This journey of scaling up our business has been both amazing as well as […]

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  • Fairphone 2 gets a new case design in four colors

    The next step in our journey towards fairer electronics is a colorful one. Pre-orders for the relaunched Fairphone 2 are now open and we want to celebrate! We’ve given the phone a refresh, and we redesigned the back cover—there are now four brand new colors to pick from. Be part of the first batch of […]

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  • Fairphone to make bigger impact in 2016 – but how are we going to pay for it?

    It’s already February, but hopefully it’s not too late to wish everyone all the best for 2016! I’m not really one for making resolutions, but this time of year always reminds me to reflect on what’s happened in the past 12 months, and think about my priorities for the year ahead. At Fairphone, 2015 was […]

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  • Cost breakdown of the Fairphone 2

    At Fairphone, transparency is one of our core principles for creating fairer electronics. Besides digging deeper into the supply chain and gaining a better understanding of industry practices, we also want to give you the inside scoop on how we do business.

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  • Fairphone 2 pre-orders are now open

    As of today, the Fairphone 2 is available for pre-order in our online shop! Everything we’ve been working on over the past year has been leading up to this moment, and we can’t wait to start growing our community of Fairphone owners.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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  • Next chapter in Fairphone’s strategy: Outlook for 2015

    This time last year, we were one month into autumn, the season when we projected we would start shipping our first phone. About 20,000 people put down 325 euros and had been waiting up to five months for their – crowdfunded – first edition Fairphone.

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  • Fairphone, the next steps – from 2013 to 2014

    [Editor’s Note: We’ve got news to share. After finishing the delivery of our first batch of Fairphones from December and January, we’re looking ahead to 2014. I sat down with Bas to go over some of the common questions we get from our community, and want to share our plans going forward in this Q&A. […]

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  • Production and Distribution Update

    Here are the numbers we can share on phone distribution. We’ll be posting updates every working day. We’ll only give updates on how many phones have been shipped.

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