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Argentina Mariano Cipolat, 37, works on a leather belt at the historic center of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cipolat has been making leather artisan goods for 10 years, and he explains why he learned the trade. “I was traveling through [South] America,” he says. “We got to Ecuador, and if I wanted to keep traveling, I needed to start working in something. As I never liked working in business, I started with crafts and didn’t stop.”