French ban boosts ‘burkini’ sales across the globe

There is nothing quite like a ban to boost sales.

Companies say that sales of the full-body swimsuit popularly known as a burkini — a portmanteau of “burqa” and “bikini” — have spiked following a ban on the item at French beaches. Earlier this week a photo of a Muslim woman at a French beach being forced by police to remove parts of her full-body burkini went viral, sparking widespread outrage.

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