Chapter 4. Breaking the mould: From workaday white to jungle green jalapeno

Breaking the mould: From workaday white to jungle green jalapeno

In his office on the outskirts of Johannesburg, where the flyover leads to rows of run-down factories, warehouses, sporting arenas and semi-detached dwellings, Alan Gross clears some space on a table and throws down a pair of trousers.

They’re made of cotton, with tapered legs, two side-pockets, and a drawstring round the waist. But those aren’t the first things you notice. The first things you notice are the chilli peppers.

Breaking the mould: From workaday white to jungle green jalapeno

Then, just as your eyes are growing accustomed to ...

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