Rust Belt Americana
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Accessories – Chicago, IL

Alongside his father and grandfather, Midwestern picker Samuel Sloma has spent decades digging through the garages, barns and basements of the dead. Born a new player to an old pastime, Sloma was raised along rows of old warehouses and closing five-and-dime stores, amongst classic symbols of untold stories. Nostalgia for a well made—albeit destructive—American past has forever been stapled to his dreams. These relics, each thoughtfully haggled and scored, emerged as symbols of industrial beauty begging to be shared with the people in his life. In 2009, founded on the spirit of storytelling and rugged individualism that made the West wild, the Rust Belt Americana brand was born. Over 400 crude, handcrafted pieces of Rust Belt Americana jewelry have since been sold to vintage enthusiasts around the world. With each exchange, the imagination of a buyer is bound to Rust Belt Americana’s creative crossroads: a space where the murky past is ever-present, but a malleable future remains in sight. ...more