Aheda Zanetti, the Australian woman who designed the Burkini, worn by Islamic women while swimming has now sensationally claimed that online sales of the swimming wear have soared by 200% since France banned their use in some cities. The 48-year-old Sydney woman told the BBC: 
“I’m an Aussie chick, I’ve been here all my life. I know what hijab means. I know what veil means. I know what Islam means. And I know who I am.”
 Ms Zanetti said the original intention behind the garment was to allow Muslim women to participate in the Australian beach lifestyle.
“I wanted my girls to grow up to have that freedom of choice. I don’t care if they want to have a bikini. It’s their choice. No man in this entire world can tell us what to wear or what not to wear.”