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Growing a healthy social enterprise with new impact investors

Back in April this year, I shared our ambitions for growing our company and improving our business operations, specifically by raising more capital and strengthening our organization. After spending my summer working towards these goals, I’m happy to share some big news: we’ve secured investments totaling € 6,5 million from pioneering impact investors who share […]

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  • Why we had to stop supporting the Fairphone 1

    At the beginning of last week, we announced to Fairphone 1 owners that we have stopped supporting our first phone. Practically speaking, this means that we will no longer sell spare parts for the Fairphone 1, and have stopped developing the software upgrade to Android 4.4.

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  • Growing the Fairphone team and hiring a Managing Director

    *Updated 1 May: We are no longer accepting applications for the Managing Director vacancy. If there’s one thing that’s true about running a young social enterprise, it’s that you never have time to sit still. We’re constantly adapting, solving new-to-us problems, making big decisions and learning as we go. But through all these hectic daily […]

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  • Scaling up our social enterprise – challenges and achievements

    Updated on 9 June: We have updated the Fairphone 2 delivery date to match the current demand and Fairphone 2 stock levels. Starting from 8 June, new Fairphone 2 orders will be delivered by 31 October. We are continually working to shorten this delivery timeframe to get the Fairphone 2 to customers sooner. We appreciate […]

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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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