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This Startup Is Making Stylish Earthquake Survival Kits

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This story appears in the March 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Entrepreneurs: Ryan Kuhlman, a film director, and Lauren Tafuri, a stylist and costume designer, founded Preppi, which makes stylish emergency survival kits packed with high-end items. They run the startup out of their downtown Los Angeles loft. 

Preppi via Instagram
Preppi Survival Bag

“Aha” moment: After experiencing a small earthquake in 2014, the couple realized they should have a kit of supplies at home for emergencies. “We started asking friends what they had in their earthquake kits and were quickly surprised how few of our friends had anything prepared at all. Of 10 friends, maybe one had an earthquake kit,” Kuhlman says.

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