• Next chapter in Fairphone’s strategy: Outlook for 2015

    Next chapter in Fairphone’s strategy: Outlook for 2015

    This time last year, we were one month into autumn, the season when we projected we would start shipping our first phone. About 20,000 people put down 325 euros and had been waiting up to five months for their – crowdfunded – first edition Fairphone. Now, exactly one year later, ...

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  • Community personas and survey results

    Community personas and survey results

    Survey results and community personas: Are you who we think you are?! As you may have noticed by now, we’re always interested to hear your opinion, whether you call us, e-mail us or leave a comment on social media or our forum. But when we’re looking for information we can ...

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  • Establishing a Worker Welfare Fund with our production partner Guohong

    Establishing a Worker Welfare Fund with our production partner Guohong

    As soon as we made the decision to produce a phone, we knew that choosing the right production partner was absolutely essential, and no easy task. Not only did we need a manufacturer that was willing to take on our small production runs, we also needed a facility that ...

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  • Behind the scenes: Building a new Fairphone website

    Behind the scenes: Building a new Fairphone website

    At Fairphone, our behind-the-scenes updates are usually related to producing our phone. But this time, we’re pulling back the virtual curtains to reveal a different type of project: We’re developing a new website! Even though we’re not quite ready to launch, we knew it was time to let you ...

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  • Who’s Buying a 2nd Batch Fairphone?

    Who’s Buying a 2nd Batch Fairphone?

    Editor’s Note: As of 31 March, we have closed the survey below. We had a huge number of respondents and comments! Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your Fairphone 2nd batch intentions. For anyone who did not “vote” in time, it’s OK! This was a final indication ...

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  • Defining Sustainable (Choices): Can We Rely on Certification?

    Defining Sustainable (Choices): Can We Rely on Certification?

    Almost one year ago, one week before opening the pre-sales, Bas shared our road map to a “fairer phone.” As you all know by now, the pillars in this road map focus on creating a more sustainable value chain in five action areas: precious minerals, made with care, smart ...

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  • Fairphone, the next steps – from 2013 to 2014

    Fairphone, the next steps – from 2013 to 2014

    [Editor’s Note: We’ve got news to share. After finishing the delivery of our first batch of Fairphones from December and January, we’re looking ahead to 2014. I sat down with Bas to go over some of the common questions we get from our community, and want to share our ...

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  • "We Are Fairphone" – Kicks Off!

    "We Are Fairphone" – Kicks Off!

    By the time you read this, over one thousand (1,000) of the first Fairphones will be on their way across Europe. What?! How? Well, there was a small chance that a few phones would be delivered just before the Christmas holiday, and we did it! We’re happy to announce a – ...

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  • Production Photo Blog

    Production Photo Blog

    Editor’s Note: In this blog post, Mulan has put together a collection of photos with Miquel and Bibi, to document the final stages of production. Here we’ll outline 1) the pre-assembly period, 2) putting all the components and materials together on to the final phone. The last step of ...

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