AmericanRuin

Leather Goods, Unique Oddities & Bizarre Curiosities

Ventura, California · 712 Sales

AmericanRuin

Leather Goods, Unique Oddities & Bizarre Curiosities

Ventura, California 712 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(232)

Announcement   Browse our shop for quality leather goods, unique oddities and bizarre curiosities. Find that one-of-a-kind piece that you've been longing for - or have us create something just for you. At American Ruin, we live for custom orders, so please message us with your concept, and we'll do our best to make the item of your dreams a reality.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2017

Browse our shop for quality leather goods, unique oddities and bizarre curiosities. Find that one-of-a-kind piece that you've been longing for - or have us create something just for you. At American Ruin, we live for custom orders, so please message us with your concept, and we'll do our best to make the item of your dreams a reality.

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About

From Rags to RUIN

Welcome to American Ruin! We offer an eclectic array of oddities and novelties that range between the simple and utilitarian, to the beautifully bizarre.

American Ruin began in 2012 in Ventura, CA, focusing on making high quality leather items, unique bone jewelry, and providing great customer service. We've kept that focus over the past five years and are happy to boast over 500 sales, maintaining a consistant 5 star rating!

Following our Native American traditions, we strive to be as green as possible. Along with the many repurposed and upcycled items found in our treasures, we also use recycled materials for packaging and shipping needs whenever possible. With our taxidermy items, all bones and fur are collected cruelty free from animals that passed prior to acquisition. Just as our ancestors have done for centuries, every part of an animal is used, transformed into its next state of being.

We love a challenge! If you have a special request, by all means inquire within. We will do our best to make your vision a reality.

Cheers!
~AR

Shop members

  • M. Graves

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    At AmericanRuin, we enjoy the darker things in life. A small town Husband & wife team, we find beauty in the unusual and macabre. We love experimenting with found objects, bones, fur and leather in all colors, shapes and sizes. Thanks for visiting!

  • Badger

    Assistant

    Badger is our first American Ruin apprentice. They came to AmericanRuin after purchasing many items and wanting to learn more about leather craft. Badger will be at WasteLand Weekend selling some items at BarterTown.

  • Dylan

    Assistant

    Dylan has worked with American Ruin in an assistant role, helping sell at special events locally, as well as assisting with some leather dying, jewelry making and modeling. And yes, she is mega cute. And yes, she is quite taken.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2017
Leather novelties, taxidermy, repurposed items. Browse our shop for unique curiosities and find that one-of-a-kind piece that you've been longing for - or have us create it for you! At American Ruin, we love custom orders, so please message us with the item of your dreams and we'll do our best to make it a reality.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If an item arrives damaged, or never arrives, contact us so we can assist you in filing a simple claim. If it was mailed USPS Priority, you will be able to receive up to $50 on the item and full refund of shipping costs. Items lost via First Class, including INTERNATIONAL, cannot be refunded, but we will work with you to get your shipping costs refunded. Thankfully, we've only had one "lost at sea" in five years!
Payment
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Gift Certificates and BARTERS! (Message me with any barter requests).
Shipping
All packages are shipped discretely. International custom forms will read "leather belt" for mature leather items.

All U.S. shipments $20 and over will be sent Priority Mail and insured at no additional cost to the buyer. All international shipments made via USPS International First Class. Custom items take longer to ship.

We're YUGE Green Advocates and do our best to use recycled materials whenever possible in our shipping, just like our creations!
Additional policies and FAQs
We love custom orders! Whether variations on our current products or entirely new designs, we'll work with you to get it exactly how you want it. Contact us to get started!