Almost 70% of Australian consumers would pay more for their clothes if they knew workers overseas were producing garments in safe working conditions and were being paid a good wage.

According to a survey from Oxfam Australia, 83% of consumers want clothing retailers to publish their supplier factories' locations so independent checks can find out how workers are being treated.

There is no way of independently verifying that people work in safe conditions unless Australian companies publish a list of overseas factory locations they source garments from, said Oxfam Australia chief executive Dr Helen Szoke.

The news come after Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) promised to disclose its list of supplier factories, following the Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed more than 1,100 garment workers two months ago.

"Companies must do more before more lives are lost," added Szoke.

The survey also revealed that 84% of consumers want Australian retailers to join Kmart, Target, Cotton On and Forever New in signing the accord on fire and building safety in Bangladesh.

A total of 49 brands and retailers, including M&S, Puma and Esprit have signed the legally-binding agreement, which will see independent factory safety inspections public, allow workers to refuse dangerous work, ensure training for workers and that companies are covering building repair costs.

Szoke said the pressure is now on for Big W, Best and Less and other Australian companies sourcing from Bangladesh to follow suit.

"The devastation caused by the factory collapse has prompted many Australians to think twice about where their clothes come from," Szoke added.

"Our research shows consumers want Australian retailers to prevent further tragedies by taking greater responsibility and looking after the thousands of workers who make the clothes we wear everyday."