AmericanRuin

Handmade Leather Goods & Other Oddities

Ventura, California On Etsy since 2012

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

AmericanRuin

Handmade Leather Goods & Other Oddities

Ventura, California | 1,208 Sales

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American Ruin

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American Ruin

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 Feb 17, 2020

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.

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(357)
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quality 75 shipping 54 customer service 35

Updates

No more pricks! Get your own NEW wartenberg wheel with one of our handmade, leather pouch cases to securely fit length-wise. No more accidental finger pricks!
Only TWO Brown Water Buffalo discipline spanking paddle straps left. When they're gone, they're gone!
Get our new Skinny Tawse handmade leather spanking paddle for 15% off thru Tuesday. Also available in a Skinny strap. While supplies last!
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About AmericanRuin

Sales 1,208
On Etsy since 2012

From Rags to RUIN

Welcome to American Ruin! We offer an eclectic array of oddities as well as handmade leather 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 six years and are happy to boast over 1000 sales, maintaining a consistent 5 star rating!

Following our Native American traditions, we strive to be as green as possible. Along with the many re-purposed and up-cycled 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

  • Mr. & Mrs. 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.

  • 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 along with us selling our American Ruin 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.

Production partners

  • An Online Printing Shop

    San Francisco, CA

    This shop takes care of the printing and shipping when you order with no hassle!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 12, 2019
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, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We stand behind our creations and our customers. If there is something wrong with your item, please let us know ASAP so we can correct it.

If an item arrives damaged from shipping, or if the package never arrives, contact us so we can assist you in filing a simple claim. If it was mailed USPS Priority, the insurance will cover up to $50.

Items sent via INTERNATIONAL First Class that are lost or confiscated CANNOT be refunded or replaced, but we will refund all shipping costs. It's unfortunate, but International customers need to be aware of this risk. Thankfully, we've only had one package "lost at sea" in 7 years (to the Ukraine), and one package confiscated at customs in Singapore.
Payment
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Gift Certificates and BARTERS! (Message me with any barter requests).
Shipping
FREE SHIPPING!!! We are happy to provide free First Class shipping in the US for all our items. All packages are shipped discretely.

All international shipments are made via USPS International First Class, unless other arrangements are made. International custom forms will read "leather belt" for mature leather items. NOTE - Overseas items lost or confiscated CANNOT be refunded or replaced, but shipping costs WILL be refunded.

At American Ruin, we're YUGE Green Advocates and do our best to use recycled materials for labels and packaging. We even use upcycled items in many of 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!