Yavnika Khanna

Head of Marketing at Purism

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If you are curious to know how and why it matters where your phone is manufactured, CNBC’s new short documentary is for you. “Purism is one American company that has been able to do what many are calling the impossible” it says.

CNBC wanted to find out why tech giants aren’t making smartphones in America. Take a look at Purism’s effort to make electronics in the USA. The video takes you into our factories to show you how we produce Librem 5 USA, privacy-first phone with Made in USA electronics. They also published a news article here.

In 2021, we launched the Librem 5 USA to better control the supply chain. We invested in the future and sustainability of USA’s manufacturing during the global supply chain disruptions. Since then, we have delivered thousands of Librem phones to global consumers who care about where their phones are made. In fact, in August 2022, we announced the shipping parity for Librem 5 USA phones, which means that the new orders can be shipped within 10 days. We think local, but we ship global.

Hear From Purism Leadership 

At 7:22, you will hear from Todd Weaver, Purism’s CEO and Founder. He started the Social Purpose Company with a clear vision to respect freedom, security and privacy. Purism provides consumers a real alternative to the oppression by Big Tech companies.

“We started the company in 2014, doing manufacturing in the United States of America. Purism’s a hardware manufacturer, as well as software. So we do laptops, mini PCs, and also a phone that run the same operating system that we authored.”

At about 15:06, Kyle Rankin, President of Purism, talks about how Librem 5 USA reduces the links in the supply chain to reduce the opportunities to tamper with hardware. “At Purism we think data is uranium, so we treat it like a radioactive substance where we collect as little of it as humanly possible. Every extra link you add to the supply chain is an extra opportunity for someone to inject themselves in that supply chain and tamper with things.” 

In the video, you will also see several of our team members and the state of the art, USA manufacturing facility. This has been incredible and only possible with all of their support!

The Future of Made in USA Electronics 

The future of where phones get manufactured are in the hands of several players: the governments, the supply chain players and most importantly, you. Consumers can play a part by voting with their wallet. If you or some one you know are looking at secure alternatives, Made in USA electronics and/or alternatives to the Big Tech companies, do put in a recommendation for us.

We’d like to close with a deep sense of gratitude for our employees, supplier teams, investors and supporters- this was only possible with your efforts and commitment to making Librem 5 a success!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead

 

Purism Products and Availability Chart

 ModelStatusLead Time 
Most Secure PC Purism Librem Mini
Librem MiniIn Stock10 days
Most Secure Server Purism Librem ServersLibrem ServersOut of Stock--
USB Security Token Purism Librem KeyLibrem KeyIn Stock10 days
Most Secure Laptop Purism Librem 14Librem 14In Stock10 days
Made in USA Phone Purism Librem 5 USALibrem 5 USAIn Stock10 days
Librem 5Currently shipping backlogs52 weeks
The current product and shipping chart of Purism Librem products, updated on September 2, 2022

 

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