Bas van Abel

Ashoka Fellow
Netherlands, Europe
Fellow Since 2016


This profile was prepared when Bas van Abel was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
By designing and producing the first modular designed, and thus longer lasting, smartphone, building a conflict free and fair supply and production chain, Bas van Abel with his company Fairphone is creating a movement of ethical consumption while shifting the smartphone industry -one of the most complex supply chains- towards ethical production and complete transparency, fueling change instead of conflict.
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