• It’s time to define the new “new”

    It’s time to define the new “new”

    Most things we need and don’t need, are right at our fingertips. However, even though tech is constantly innovating and becoming more powerful, something as basic as DIY-repair is missing in 2021! This is where Fairphone comes in: we are bringing the circular economy to the electronic industry. We ...

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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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  • Be part of the change: Join the Fair Cobalt Alliance

    Be part of the change: Join the Fair Cobalt Alliance

    Today is a big day. From Fairphone’s very beginnings, we’ve been investigating ways to improve the cobalt supply chain, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). And now, after years of work, we’re ready to publicly launch the Fair Cobalt Alliance! This alliance brings together major industry players ...

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  • We need to talk about smartphone innovation

    We need to talk about smartphone innovation

    Dear smartphone industry, I think it’s about time we have an honest discussion about one of the guiding principles of this business. Let’s talk about “innovation”. Now that the world has slowed down, I have found some time to ponder the questions surrounding this buzzword. And to be honest, 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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  • Fairphone 3 is opening doors to new markets and partnerships

    Fairphone 3 is opening doors to new markets and partnerships

    In August last year, we introduced the world to our latest achievement: the Fairphone 3. While our phone might already be a few months old, in sales terms, we’re just getting started. In fact, the excitement surrounding the Fairphone 3 hasn’t peaked or plateaued – it looks like we’re ...

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  • Fairtalks #2: Bas van Abel on founding a startup to disrupt an entire industry

    Fairtalks #2: Bas van Abel on founding a startup to disrupt an entire industry

    It all began with Waag Society, part of Amsterdam’s innovation cluster. The Waag is an iconic 15th-century building. Part of the original city wall, it has been a weighing house, a museum and a surgical theater where Rembrandt painted The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp in 1632. Today, in ...

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  • Teaming up with Vodafone

    Teaming up with Vodafone

    With every phone we make and sell, with every industry partner that follows our example, with every customer who starts a conversation about what makes their phone fair, we take another step forward in our quest for a fairer electronics industry. Our first challenge was to prove you can make ...

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  • Our new podcast: Right to repair, e-waste & interplanetary travel

    Our new podcast: Right to repair, e-waste & interplanetary travel

    Here at Fairphone, we believe that caring for people and planet should be a natural part of doing business. Together with an amazing network of changemakers, we’re disrupting a short-term way of thinking that the world can no longer afford. While the Fairphone is a physical expression of the ...

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