Aheda Zanetti, the Australian designer credited with inventing the burkini, at a swimsuit shop in western Sydney (image credit: Getty Images)

'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%'

The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.

The clothing - which combines "burqa" with "bikini" - leaves only the face, hands and feet on show.

Aheda Zanetti, who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200%

The 48-year-old Sydney woman said the swimsuits represented freedom and...Read more...