As a fifth generation shoemaker, Christopher Linero made the move to America from Argentina introduce garment making in the family portfolio. Determined to succeed, he enrolled into F.I.T in New York where he learned pattern making, draping and production management.
After graduation in 1969, Chris went on to start his first leather garment brand, Colibri Creation in New York. He launched his second business, Jhoan Sebastian shortly after that. Christopher made the tough but much needed move back to his hometown, Argentina to set up shop. There he continued to practice his craft and strengthen his art in leather making. His passion for leather making was obvious in his craft. Despite the turmoil and strife he witnessed almost daily at home, Chris continued to work at his goal of returning to the United States with his family to grow the business. Nothing short of a tough journey, like the Tala Tree, Christopher remained strong and weathered the storm. Eventually he had to leave his country for good and brought production back to the United States where he gave birth to Tala Leathers.