a unique numerical reference—such as a serial number, bar code or other numerical code—which is used to identify a product in a factory, warehouse, mailing system or retail outlet. An SKU is an integral part of a data management system and is used to systematically track and report stock levels, often automatically or with limited human input. Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2013 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 24)
a washing process in which jeans are put into a machine with a perforated drum, pumice stone is added, and the jeans are then tumbled in the machine. Stone washing creates a worn look on the surface of the fabric and imparts a soft handle.