Photos: Making the world's first fair trade smartphone

The pieces of a Fairphone

The Fairphone uses two conflict-free minerals out of a possible four, uses open design and software, and safe factory conditions for workers.

SEE:The gadget with a conscience: How Fairphone crowdfunded its way to an industry-changing smartphone

Image: Fairphone

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.