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Berlei is a brand of women's underwear and in particular bras and girdles .[1] The brand started in Australia in 1917 [2] .[3] Berlei bras are now sold in Australia by Pacific Brands and in the United Kingdom by Courtaulds Textiles.

The name came from that of the firm's founder, Frederick R. Burley, who felt that his name as normally spelled was not appropriate to his products.

Berlei Limited was one of the first Australian companies to expand outside Australia.[4] Berlei (New Zealand) Limited was incorporated in 1923 and Berlei (U.K.) Limited was organised in 1930.

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  1. "Superbrands". Superbrands Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 2008-04-18.
  2. Clune, Frank (1961). Saga of Sydney. Sydney, Australia. pp. pages 437-440.CS1 maint: Extra text (link)
  3. Australian trademark #21931
  4. Clune, page 439