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Turning Black Friday Green

Once upon a time – when the idea of longevity was so deeply ingrained in the collective psyche that the question “But how long will this last?” was commonplace when considering buying any new item – my grandpa lovingly handmade wooden school suitcases for my dad and his sister. ...

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  • Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Rewilders Project

    Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Rewilders Project

    We’re on a journey to change the electronics industry – and we’re not alone. While the Fairphone is a physical expression of the possibility of change, it also happens to be a great storytelling device that connects us with inspiring changemakers from all over. In this series, we want to ...

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  • Your old phones are calling. They want a new life.

    Your old phones are calling. They want a new life.

    Many of us, (around 1,5 billion every year) have a brand new phone that we’re just getting used to. More often than not, this is bad news for our previous trusty companion. Our “old” phone, that’s been by our side for the last 2 years or so, is about ...

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  • Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Marlon Lipke

    Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Marlon Lipke

    We’re on a journey to change the electronics industry – and we’re not alone. While the Fairphone is a physical expression of the possibility of change, it also happens to be a great storytelling device that connects us with inspiring changemakers from all over. In this series, we want to ...

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  • Longevity month: #RepairReuseRecycle

    Longevity month: #RepairReuseRecycle

    Let’s start this article with a quick etymological experiment representing a timelapse of the goings-on in the electronics industry. We’re going to fixate on a word and repeat it so many times that it’s meaning becomes somewhat distorted: “Innovation. Innovation. Innovation. InnovationInnovationinnovation“. Each cycle of repetition waters down the core ...

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  • Real world camera test: One month with the upgraded modules

    Real world camera test: One month with the upgraded modules

    Alright, so here’s the deal. I’ve been looking forward to the camera upgrades for Fairphone 3, pretty much since they were still in the concept phase. It’s the general concept that really resonated with me. Here we are, a tiny Dutch company, going against all the conventions and trends ...

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  • An update from our CEO: Reported software issues and our next steps

    An update from our CEO: Reported software issues and our next steps

    November Update A month after my initial report about the software-related quality issues, I have a progress update for you. I’d like to start by sharing that I realize how annoying this disruption must be. I would like to ask you for a bit more of your patience and thank you ...

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  • iFixit Guest Blog: What comes after a 10/10 score?

    iFixit Guest Blog: What comes after a 10/10 score?

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest feature from Dorothea Kessler, Communications Manager of iFixit Europe. iFixit is a global online repair community renowned for open source repair manuals and product teardowns. They awarded Fairphone 3 a perfect 10 out of 10 repairability score. By now you know the consumer cycle: another ...

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  • Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Heidi Andersson

    Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Heidi Andersson

    We’re on a journey to change the electronics industry – and we’re not alone. While the Fairphone is a physical expression of the possibility of change, it also happens to be a great storytelling device that connects us with inspiring changemakers from all over. In this series, we want to ...

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  • Podcast: Making a business case for African battery recycling

    Podcast: Making a business case for African battery recycling

    Read more about the business case for African battery recycling in Closing the Loop’s whitepaper based on our learnings from the project. It’s no secret – We’re out to change the electronics industry. Together with an amazing network of changemakers, we’re disrupting a short-term way of thinking that the world ...

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