Clothing, sportswear and homewares supplier Pacific Brands Ltd has bought underwear and sleepwear group TMI Australasia Pty Ltd (TMI).

The deal includes Disney, Hasbro/Dreamworks, Warner Brothers and Haven Licensing characters such as Mickey Mouse, Shrek and Barbie.

Pacific Brands' group general manager of underwear and hosiery, Stephen Audsley, said the acquisition takes the company back into the popular branded segment of the market.

Pacific Brands, which manufactures and markets key brands including Holeproof, Bonds, Berlei, Jockey, Kayser and Kolotex, has acquired all the staff, assets and intellectual property of Melbourne-based TMI.