• iFixit Guest Blog: Important Notes to Take From Fairphone’s Design Team

    iFixit Guest Blog: Important Notes to Take From Fairphone’s Design Team

    Last week at iFixit we did a teardown of the Fairphone 4, which earned an exceedingly rare 10/10 on our repairability scale. During that teardown, I was impressed with many of the decisions the Fairphone design team made. With repair legislation around the corner in most markets around the ...

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  • Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    We have already proven that it is possible to make a smartphone that is more sustainable and better for people and planet. But, you know us, we always aim to improve and encourage others in the industry to follow suit. What is the next thing we are planning, you ask? ...

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  • Into the deep

    Into the deep

    Remember our Materials 101 series of blogs where we introduced the distinction between artisanal mining (ASM) and large-scale mining? Well, potentially, there is another type of mining to enter the mix: deep-sea mining or DSM. How does DSM connect to responsible, fair materials? The answer is not so easy ...

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  • We’ve Gone Platinum

    We’ve Gone Platinum

      We’ve gone platinum, but not in the way you might think. We didn’t move on from being a sustainable smartphone company to making music, but this definitely is music to our ears! Plus, we beat our own score from last year (gold medal), making Fairphone one of the most ...

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  • How can “Fair Sourcing” change the electronics industry?

    How can “Fair Sourcing” change the electronics industry?

    At Fairphone, we get lots of questions. From “how much does the Fairphone 3 cost?” to “what is the current approach to the living wage in China?”, there’s a constant flow of information in and out of the Fairphone HQ. One of the most common questions, though, is one ...

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  • Fair Materials 101 – Understanding the Fair Sourcing game

    Fair Materials 101 – Understanding the Fair Sourcing game

    Maybe I’ve spent too much time playing board games in lockdown, but I’m starting to see similarities between my favorite games and my daily work at Fairphone. I’m focused on creating positive impact throughout our smartphones’ supply chain. But just like Snakes and Ladders or Ganzenbord, taking a step ...

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  • Help us, help you

    Help us, help you

    Let’s just rip the bandaid off. We need to prepare you for something, but trust us, it helps you as much as it helps us! Ok, here it goes: you might receive a survey once you update your Fairphone. Now that it’s out there, here is a short read ...

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  • Fair Materials 101: Going beyond conflict-free materials

    Fair Materials 101: Going beyond conflict-free materials

    Everyone who has read the book or seen the movie Blood Diamond knows something about conflict materials. They’re raw materials or minerals that come from a particular part of the world where war or armed struggle is occurring, affecting the mining and trading of those materials. The conflict focuses ...

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  • Meet the changemakers: Tolt

    Meet the changemakers: Tolt

    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. In this series, we want to ...

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