• Hitting the ground running with new investments and a new CEO

    Hitting the ground running with new investments and a new CEO

    We did it! We’re so pleased to share that we’ve just closed our latest investment round and secured €7 million! This investment is an important part of our ongoing strategy to scale our company — it will help finance Fairphone’s growth, stabilize production, professionalize our organization and further establish ...

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  • From founder leadership to growth leadership

    From founder leadership to growth leadership

    Five years ago, in 2013, I took a massive leap of faith: I decided to transform the Fairphone campaign into a company. At that point, I had no experience running a company, and I had certainly never made a phone before. But what I did have was a clear ...

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  • Digging into the recycled material chains

    Digging into the recycled material chains

    Updated 25 July 2018: We have now finished the final scope of this research, which you can find here. If you’re part of this industry, find the scope interesting and would like to participate either sponsoring or developing the research, please contact us at research@fairphone.com. We are happy to announce that ...

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  • Greenpeace guide: Fairphone leads the pack on the shift to greener electronics

    Greenpeace guide: Fairphone leads the pack on the shift to greener electronics

    At Fairphone, we’re working to make phones in a way that’s better for people and the environment. Today, we were proud to see that these efforts are being recognized: In their 2017 Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace gave Fairphone the best grade (B) out of all the major electronics ...

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  • Growing a healthy social enterprise with new impact investors

    Growing a healthy social enterprise with new impact investors

    Back in April this year, I shared our ambitions for growing our company and improving our business operations, specifically by raising more capital and strengthening our organization. After spending our summer working towards these goals, I’m happy to share some big news: we’ve secured investments totaling € 6,5 million from ...

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  • The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable design

    The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable design

    For the creative sector, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the pinnacle of annual industry events. Many agencies spend years dreaming of taking home a coveted Lion award. Which is why we were very honored to hear that the design agency, seymourpowell, and the Fairphone 2 won ...

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  • Fairphone wants to increase global supply of responsible gold

    Fairphone wants to increase global supply of responsible gold

    Last Monday, members of the Fairphone team were in The Hague for the signing of a gold covenant, which aims to increase the supply of responsibly sourced gold. We were one of the signatories celebrating the kickoff of this initiative spearheaded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ...

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  • Android 6.0 coming to the Fairphone 2

    Android 6.0 coming to the Fairphone 2

    After months of hard work, our software team is excited to announce that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will soon be available for the Fairphone 2. This upgrade will offer Fairphone owners better security, longer battery life and improved functionality, to name just a few of the advantages. Keep reading to ...

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  • Mobile World Congress 2017: Can tech go green?

    Mobile World Congress 2017: Can tech go green?

    Early this week, we arrived back at the office after four exhausting but fulfilling days at Mobile World Congress (MWC). My head is still spinning from all the inspiring people we met and non-stop activities we participated in. While everything is still fresh in my mind, I’d like to ...

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