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iFixit Guest Blog: Important Notes to Take From Fairphone’s Design Team

Last week at iFixit we did a teardown of the Fairphone 4, which earned an exceedingly rare 10/10 on our repairability scale. During that teardown, I was impressed with many of the decisions the Fairphone design team made. With repair legislation around the corner in most markets around the ...

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  • Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    We have already proven that it is possible to make a smartphone that is more sustainable and better for people and planet. But, you know us, we always aim to improve and encourage others in the industry to follow suit. What is the next thing we are planning, you ask? ...

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  • We’ve scaled Fairtrade gold

    We’ve scaled Fairtrade gold

    We have paved the way to source more Fairtrade gold! Together with Fairtrade, we have partnered with Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. in Japan in order to integrate more Fairtrade gold into our supply chain. Our relationship with Hirose and Fairtrade continues our support of ASM gold projects and miners. ...

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  • Pioneering the path to circularity

    Pioneering the path to circularity

    The “circular economy”, a concept that is becoming more and more prominent in the current Zeitgeist. In short, it’s an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and facilitating the continual use of resources. A world in which we are genuinely circular is one where materials can be used, recycled ...

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  • Fair Tungsten: From conflict-free to building community

    Fair Tungsten: From conflict-free to building community

    Studies show we’re making an impact in Rwanda In the north of Rwanda, near the city of Kidao, one of the country’s oldest tungsten mines is proving us right. Fairphone started out as a campaign to prove the phone industry could stop using materials that finance conflict and human rights abuses. ...

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  • Future proof: Fairphone has gone 5G

    Future proof: Fairphone has gone 5G

    It is not new news that we strive to make the most of the materials used in our products. We’re moving closer to a circular economy by using materials from more responsible sources, emphasizing reuse and recycling, and designing our phones to last as long as possible. We do ...

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  • Reintroducing: Fairphone’s Reuse & Recycle Program

    Reintroducing: Fairphone’s Reuse & Recycle Program

    We have relaunched our Reuse and Recycle Program. There are a lot of resources in your old smartphones and we want to make sure we make the most out of them, all the while keeping the environmental impact low and your benefits high. While the old program allowed people ...

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  • Making the fair choice easier: Fairphone 4 is here

    Making the fair choice easier: Fairphone 4 is here

    Today I can throw back the curtain and announce: The Fairphone 4 >> I joined Fairphone four years ago. I knew nothing about phones. But I did know something about chocolate. And supply chains. As First Lady of Chocolate at Tony’s Chocolonely, I knew what it was like to work at ...

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  • Let’s talk about industry scoring systems

    Let’s talk about industry scoring systems

    As people become more aware of the importance and possibilities of sustainability in electronics, industry rating systems are increasingly common to see listed next to a product, or announced with great fanfare in a company blog post. Lots of us look for specific rating labels when considering purchases – ...

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  • An update on Fairphone 3

    An update on Fairphone 3

    As the saying goes “all good things must come to an end”. After a successful two-year run with the Fairphone 3, we are ending the sale of this phone. But just like what you’d expect from us, we will stick to our longevity promise to provide software and hardware ...

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