• 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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  • Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Raphaël Masvigner

    Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Raphaël Masvigner

    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 the world. In this series, we’re ...

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  • An opportunity to reimagine our world, and our place in it

    An opportunity to reimagine our world, and our place in it

    During the past months, as our worlds have become smaller, and our routines have been reduced to what we can accomplish within the confines of our homes, it appears that many of us have had an abundance of one thing: time to think. And those with a public platform – ...

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  • #stayconnected: Long-distance grandparenting

    #stayconnected: Long-distance grandparenting

    I had been looking forward to visiting my grandma up north for weeks. We’d been exchanging texts and images, anticipating having a chat and a laugh, after not seeing each other for quite some time. But in a matter of days, like everyone else, we saw the world change around ...

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  • Fairphone in the news: Best of 2019

    Fairphone in the news: Best of 2019

    At Fairphone, we spend lots of our time sharing our story with the world… So sometimes it’s nice to sit back and let someone else do the talking. Want to see what others are saying about Fairphone? Have a look at some of our favorite press coverage from 2019. The ...

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  • Stuff we’ve done in 2019 that you should care about

    Stuff we’ve done in 2019 that you should care about

    It’s been quite the year at Fairphone! We’ve got lots of big plans for the months ahead, but before we focus on the future, I’d like to look back and share a few of the highlights from the past 12 months. Revealing our new phone to the world One of the ...

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  • Cobalt mining: It’s time to face the facts and invest in making improvements

    Cobalt mining: It’s time to face the facts and invest in making improvements

    This week, US-based human rights firm International Rights Advocates filed a lawsuit accusing major international manufacturers of profiting from the labor of children working in dangerous, and sometimes deadly, conditions in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). An article in the Guardian summarizes the scope ...

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  • The secrets to longevity: How your phone is maintained

    The secrets to longevity: How your phone is maintained

    Imagine you’re cycling to work, minding your own business, and suddenly, your tire goes flat. What do you do? Do you drive your bike straight to the landfill and start shopping for a new one? Of course not. The smart thing to do is simply repair or replace your ...

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