France Burkini Ban Sparks Worldwide Sales, Designer Says

image: Ahiida Burqini Swimwear and Hijood Sportswear / Facebook

News that several French cities have recently banned the now infamous “burkini” has sparked sales worldwide, even among non-Muslim women, including cancer survivors and those wanting to protect their skin, the designer of the controversial swimsuit said.

“It’s just been so hectic… I can tell you that online on Sunday, we received 60 orders [for burkinis] – all of them non-Muslim,” Aheda Zanetti, a Lebanese-born Australian fashion designer for Muslim women who claims to have developed the burkini, told  AFP, adding that she usually receives 10 to 12 orders on Sundays. Read full