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Five years and we are here to stay!

Five years ago, we founded a company to change how people think about what they buy and how industry thinks about what they make. And five years later, it brings me such pride to reflect on the journey that has brought us to where we are today, and know that together, we are having a […]

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  • Investing in long-lasting design: Android 7 for the Fairphone 2

    Investing in long-lasting design: Android 7 for the Fairphone 2

    Earlier this year we announced that we were working towards getting Android 7 into the hands of Fairphone 2 owners. It’s been a long wait, but we’re happy to say that, after months of hard work on development, Android 7.1.2 ‘Nougat’ will officially be available for the Fairphone 2. The upgrade will be rolled out […]

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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 vision – I wanted to dig […]

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  • Building a foundation for more responsible gold mining in Uganda

    Building a foundation for more responsible gold mining in Uganda

    Responsible material sourcing has been at the heart of the Fairphone story since our early days as an awareness campaign about conflict minerals. This week, we’re pleased to share some noteworthy updates on one of our priority materials for supply chain improvements: gold.

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  • Keeping your phone longer with a refresh on the inside and out

    Keeping your phone longer with a refresh on the inside and out

    Update, 3 Oct 2018: Before the public release, our testing showed we needed to solve one last thing to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that Fairphone 2 owners have a better upgrade experience. We still feel like we’re nearing the finish line and will definitely spread the news as soon as we reach […]

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  • 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 our social impact in the years […]

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  • Proud and grateful: Celebrating our crowdfunding success

    Proud and grateful: Celebrating our crowdfunding success

    In May, I joined Fairphone as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). While I expected a fast-paced, quickly evolving environment, I’m not sure I was prepared for just how exciting the first months would be. Part of my role includes overseeing the investment strategy, which is crucial for Fairphone’s goals of scaling up and expanding […]

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  • What happened with our transparent cases?

    What happened with our transparent cases?

    We have recently stopped selling our transparent and black translucent slim cases via our web shop and partners. After doing additional reliability testing we have discovered that they crack more easily, which makes them vulnerable to breakage. If you own a black translucent or transparent case and are experiencing problems with it you can quickly […]

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  • Reflecting on our efforts to set up a Worker Welfare Fund at Hi-P

    Reflecting on our efforts to set up a Worker Welfare Fund at Hi-P

    Three years ago, we introduced you to a crucial partner for making the Fairphone 2: Hi-P International Limited. In addition to having the technical capabilities to assemble our phone, we partnered with Hi-P based on a shared commitment to improving working conditions. Although improvements have been made over the years following Fairphone’s social assessments, we […]

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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 together with Alpha Assembly Solutions […]

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