Carol Christian Poell, born in Linz in 1966, lives and works in Milan, Italy. Raised within the trade of leathermaking since the age of 15, he had focused on new ways to "give life back to the leather". He now produces handcrafted garments, accessories and footwear made with innovative techniques and materials including the use of kangaroo leather, human hair, titanium and fibreglass prosthetic inserts.