It is unfortunate Kansas City doesn’t have the reputation anymore as a garment industry leader. But Lisa is trying to bring that tradition back to Kansas City. Kansas City was once the Garment District for the country. For much of the 20th century, the clothes that Middle America wore came from Kansas City factories. The mechanization and confluence of trends brought on the decline of the Kansas City industry and by the 1980s, most of Kansas City’s once bustling clothing industry had faded away. Through Choules of Eleve Dancewear she has had great success reviving the garment manufacturing here locally.