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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Love your phone longer: Tips from our customer support team

    Love your phone longer: Tips from our customer support team

    Hi, I’m Johnny from Customer Support. A major part my job is being here to help when you have a problem. But my role is about much more than just solving technical glitches — it’s also about helping you understand your phone inside and out so you can make the most of this impressive little […]

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  • Auto-Updates: A Fairphone first!

    Auto-Updates: A Fairphone first!

    I’m an open source fan. Which is to say, I believe so much in the principles behind fully transparent, fully shareble, fully user-tweakable software that I’m willing to sacrifice some personal convenience for the sake of the community benefit, longer-living phones, and security open source has to offer. Today, I’m happy to announce a major […]

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  • Tu móvil antiguo te está llamando, quiere volver a la vida

    Tu móvil antiguo te está llamando, quiere volver a la vida

    Muchos de nosotros (alrededor de 400 millones, hacia el tercer cuarto de 2017) tenemos un móvil nuevo que apenas empezamos a conocer, y un móvil antiguo que ha sido nuestro compañero durante alrededor de 1.7 años, a punto de desaparecer en los confines de ese cajón desordenado. Sabes de qué hablamos, el sitio donde ponemos […]

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