The Australian designer who created the burqini, a full body head-covering swimsuit, says the burqini ban in France boosted online burqini sales up to 200%.
David Lisnard, the mayor of the French Rivera resort, had caused an uproar among rights groups by making Cannes the first city to impose the ban on the full-body swimsuits.
French officials announced on Thursday that the mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis - full-body swimsuits - on the beaches of the French Riviera resort.
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