The controversy over banning the burkini on certain French beaches is heated as ever, and its creator isn’t happy about it.

Aheda Zanetti is the Australian creator of the burkini, designing them in her western Sydney studio and exporting them to the world. They’ve been a hit: 700,000 garments have been shipped to clients in the UK, U.S. and Canada alone.

Zanetti explained that originally, she didn’t want to make the burkini a religious garment, but rather wanted it as an alternative to the ubiquitous bikini. Read more…

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Burkini creator criticises ban as ‘unfair’ to her diverse customers