Shelly is made on corrected grain hides finished with a pigmented topcoat, which is embossed with an artificial grain pattern. This type of leather is available in many solid colours, and offers better light fastness and stain-resistance and is more easily cleaned than its semi-aniline and aniline cousins. Shelly grade leathers offer excellent durability and will stand up to more robust use.
A damp cloth and a pure mild soap solution will remove most stains. Care should be taken not to soak the leather. Do not use detergent. A number of proprietary leather cleaners and foods can be purchased, to care for this type of leather.