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Company makes panties for 600-pound women

Penryn, England -- A British company known for making the world's largest panties announced the new "super-super size" range, for women with waistlines up to 105 inches.

Dianne and Laura Mannering, the mother and daughter team behind the Big Bloomers Co. in Penryn, England, said they began selling size XXXXXXXXL underwear, catering to women weighing up to 490 pounds, earlier this year and expanded the range to include XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL sizes for women weighing up to 630 pounds, The Sun reported Wednesday.

Dianne Mannering said they have sold about 100 pairs in the new sizes, including many orders from Australia, New Zealand and France.

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