We’re fighting against a market trend where the average phone is replaced every 18 months, creating a huge environmental impact. As technology advances rapidly, consumers are losing the ability to modify, repair, and truly understand how they can keep their devices longer. It shouldn’t have to be so complicated. That’s why we created the first modular phone. If an accident happens, just replace the screen and not the whole phone. We design products that last – in both their original design and in designing their repair to be as easy as possible. That’s why we made the world’s first modular phone built for repairability in mind.
We care about what we’re putting in our phones. That’s why we’re tracing where our phone’s parts come from and creating demand for materials that are good for people and planet.
We believe that long-term relationships are the foundation for good working conditions. We work closely with selected suppliers to assess the current situation, uncover the underlying issues and take a collaborative approach to improvement.
We’re moving one step closer to a circular economy by encouraging the reuse and repair of our phones, researching electronics recycling options and reducing electronic waste worldwide.
«Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed.
Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.» – Rebecca Solnit
Mit dem Überthema «Zweitausendjetzt» iniziert das B-Sides eine längerfristige Plattform für wichtige gesamtgesellschaftliche Themen, bei welcher bedeutungsvolle kulturelle Projekte, wie «The Art of A Culture of Hope» Gehör geschaffen werden soll. Die Liste der eingereichten Projekte findest du unter Projects of Hope. Dort kannst du auch dein eigenes Projekt vorstellen.