NEW YORK —?Antisweatshop activists with the National Labor Committee are expected to take to the streets of Manhattan today to allege that some Sean John jeans are made in Honduran sweatshops.

The NLC and its director, Charles Kernaghan, made headlines in the mid-1990s after they revealed that New York and Honduran garment workers were producing garments for Wal-Mart’s Kathie Lee Collection label in sweatshop conditions.

In a statement, the NLC said it plans to hold a press conference at Fifth Avenue and East 41st Street this morning, in front of the location where Sean (P. Diddy) Combs plans to open his first Sean John store.

“Antisweatshop watchdogs think he may be unaware of what his suppliers abroad are doing and invite him to join in an historic effort to end their brutal practices,” the NLC said.

The group said a 19-year-old woman who worked in the Honduran factory was to speak at the press conference and that it planned to release a report on the factory’s conditions. The NLC did not provide the factory’s name or other details.

A Sean John spokesman said the company had not been aware of any problems at its Honduran suppliers, but added, “We take these matters very seriously and we will have our director of compliance look into this immediately.”

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