• 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

    February Update Last month we were happy to share that we had made significant progress and addressed most of the reported issues in our latest software update. Our investigation into the “no audio until restart” issue was, however, still ongoing. Today, we would like to share some more positive news: our ...

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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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  • What does it take to launch a fairer phone?

    What does it take to launch a fairer phone?

    One month ago, we hit a new milestone on our journey towards fairer electronics: the Fairphone 3+. The real stars of the show, though, are the upgraded Fairphone 3 modules that made the “+” possible. They are real, tangible proof that a better, fairer way is possible for this industry. ...

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  • Research spotlight: Studying the end of the tin life cycle

    Research spotlight: Studying the end of the tin life cycle

    Long before we made a single phone, Fairphone was working to better understand and improve mineral supply chains. Many years and three phones later, we’re still focusing on our mission of driving important materials projects and pioneering research that has a positive impact on how materials are sourced, used and reused – improving ...

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