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Refurbished phones give valuable resources a new life

Great news! There’s still a chance to get your hands on a Fairphone 2. We’re now selling a limited number of refurbished Fairphone 2s, which we call the Fairphone 2: New Life Edition. These phones have the same high-quality standards as a brand new Fairphone 2 and the same ...

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  • Turning trash into treasure

    Turning trash into treasure

    Here at Fairphone, we’re very aware that our company is a bit of a paradox: it is our business to expose the flaws of the very industry we are a part of. This means that while we always strive to be fairer, greener, better, there’s no escaping the fact ...

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  • Proving our case: Fairphone 2 is sold out!

    Proving our case: Fairphone 2 is sold out!

    When Fairphone was founded five years ago, we set out to show the industry, and the world, that a fairer way is possible. Longer-lasting design, fairer material sourcing, better working conditions, and improved methods of reuse and recycling were our main goals. The Fairphone 2 was our chance to prove ...

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  • Worker satisfaction starts with talking to factory employees

    Worker satisfaction starts with talking to factory employees

    Electronics supply chains contain a seemingly endless number of steps — creating a complete disconnect between the people who make products and the people who use them. When it comes to smartphones, the vast majority are manufactured in China. But the country’s fast, affordable production often comes at a ...

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  • What’s next for Android 7 on Fairphone 2?

    What’s next for Android 7 on Fairphone 2?

    February update We’re happy to announce the release of our February maintenance update (19.02.1). Making good on our promise of continued support, this update provides security patches and improvements, including the fix for the ‘power off’ issue. Interested in the details? You can find the release notes, including security fixes ...

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  • Hitting the ground running with new investments and a new CEO

    Hitting the ground running with new investments and a new CEO

    We did it! We’re so pleased to share that we’ve just closed our latest investment round and secured €7 million! This investment is an important part of our ongoing strategy to scale our company — it will help finance Fairphone’s growth, stabilize production, professionalize our organization and further establish ...

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  • Five years and we are here to stay!

    Five years and we are here to stay!

    Five years ago, we founded a company to change how people think about what they buy and how industry thinks about what they make. And five years later, it brings me such pride to reflect on the journey that has brought us to where we are today, and know ...

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  • Investing in long-lasting design: Android 7 for the Fairphone 2

    Investing in long-lasting design: Android 7 for the Fairphone 2

    Earlier this year we announced that we were working towards getting Android 7 into the hands of Fairphone 2 owners. It’s been a long wait, but we’re happy to say that, after months of hard work on development, Android 7.1.2 ‘Nougat’ will officially be available for the Fairphone 2. We’ve ...

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  • From founder leadership to growth leadership

    From founder leadership to growth leadership

    Five years ago, in 2013, I took a massive leap of faith: I decided to transform the Fairphone campaign into a company. At that point, I had no experience running a company, and I had certainly never made a phone before. But what I did have was a clear ...

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  • Proud and grateful: Celebrating our crowdfunding success

    Proud and grateful: Celebrating our crowdfunding success

    In May, I joined Fairphone as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). While I expected a fast-paced, quickly evolving environment, I’m not sure I was prepared for just how exciting the first months would be. Part of my role includes overseeing the investment strategy, which is crucial for Fairphone’s goals ...

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