Burkini’s Sales Skyrocket – Bathing Suit for Muslim Women. Burkini’s inventor: Sales have skyrocketed amid controversy. The woman credited with creating the burkini said the controversy over efforts to ban the full-body bathing suit worn by some Muslim women has helped bolster demand for her invention, which she said was not meant to be a political statement. Aheda Zanetti, the Lebanese-Australian inventor of the swimsuit, said officials in more than a dozen French beach towns seeking to prevent women from covering up have misconstrued the purpose of the bathing suit.

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Burkini’s inventor: Sales have skyrocketed amid controversy

They’ve misunderstood the burkini swimsuit, Zanetti, 49, said in a telephone interview from Sydney. Read more here: Burkini’s inventor: Sales have skyrocketed amid controversy. Because the burkini swimsuit is freedom and happiness and lifestyle changes — you can’t take that away from a Muslim, or any other woman, that chooses to wear it.