Former designer Ann Brownfield describing Kansas City fashions at the opening of the Historic Garment District Museum.
By the mid-1940s, Kansas City's largest industry behind livestock and grain...was garment-making.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – It's estimated at the height of Kansas City's garment district, between six and eight thousand people worked in factories and warehouses between 6th and 10th streets along Broadway - - making coats, suits, dresses and children's wear. A new museum chronicles the rise and fall of this industry in Kansas City. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.