Mark has been creative director of Harris Tweed Hebrides since 2008 and works as a branding consultant in fashion and textiles though the majority of his work is as part of the multi award winning Harris Tweed Hebrides team that have been credited with transforming the unique heritage industry.
Mark Hogarth is a politics graduate from Ayrshire in Scotland and worked at Westminster from 2001-2005 as a parliamentary researcher to The Rt Hon Brian Wilson. Mark spent extended time in Tokyo from 2000-2007 working in the design studios of Kenzo, Issey Miyake and Commes Des Garcons which gave an invaluable insight into the Japanese fashion industry and an understanding of that country’s design philosophy that is now so influential in the western world. The attention to provenance and focus on ‘the luxury of artisanship’ are themes he continues to laud as a brand developer.
Mark continues as a key part of the creative helm of Harris Tweed Hebrides and holds a keen interest in the promotion of Scottish textiles at large and the regeneration of luxury manufacturing across the UK. Mark joined The Campaign for Wool’s promotional council in January 2015. He has been an Ambassador for the Johnnie Walker fabric with flavor campaign since 2015. Mark advises Luxury leather goods company Ettinger on digital content and branding.
Alongside this he regularly writes for online magazines and journals, as a qualified journalist. In his spare time Mark is a keen cyclist and lists passion as travel, men’s style, geopolitics, wool, craft and luxury, and BBC Radio 4.