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Meet Shelly: The high-performance leathers from Crest!

Introduction to Shelly:

Shelly has been a well loved product range at Crest for over 25 years. These vibrant range of colours have been produced with a pigmented topcoat and embossed with an attractive grain print to enhance its character.

Providing outstanding durability and stain resistance, this multipurpose leather is suitable for all types of upholstery and environments – including heavy footfall areas.



The Shelly range offers an extensive selection of over 80 colours, catering to a wide range of preferences and projects, whether it’s furniture upholstery, fashion, or accessories.


Characteristics of Shelly:

When it comes to leather, the raw material plays a crucial role in determining its quality and characteristics. In this case, our Shelly range originates from European bovines which are known for their premium quality hides.

By utilising the widely used and sustainable method of chrome tanning, the hides undergo a robust process that result in durable and supple leather. With an average size of 5 SQMT / 54 SQFT with a thickness ranging from 0.9 to 1.1 millimetres, so the range comes in sizes sufficient for large seating applications. The pigmentated finish provides a very consistent finish as well as adding a layer of protection against everyday wear and tear.


Crib 5 Compliant:

The Shelly range also adheres to Crib 5 (also known as “Ignition Source 5” or “BS 5852 Crib 5). Crib 5 is a standard test used in the UK to assess the fire resistance of upholstered furniture. This test is particularly relevant for furniture used in environments such as hotels, hospitals, and other public spaces where higher fire safety standards are required.


Customer Reviews and Testimonials:

From automobile to hospitality, our Shelly range has been used on thousands of projects worldwide.

Cardiff’s Parallel, an immersive experience which perfectly embodies the brand values of Pasture Restaurant Group. The counter dining stools of this project have quickly become the best seat in the house, as they’re wrapped in our Shelly leather in a fiery Flamenco orange.

Additionally, Everyman Cinema have chosen a popular choice of material, selecting Shelly Anemone for their project in Muswell Hill. This luxurious leather for their high-end bespoke banquette seating is not only visually appealing but functional too.

We’ve provided a list of other projects for inspiration that have used our premium quality Shelly range:


But don’t just take our word for it; our valued customers greatly appreciate our Shelly range…

Abi, Creative Designer:

“We were thrilled to work with such vibrant and luxurious leathers from Crest’s Shelly range for the Tampopo, Wimbledon project. The rich hues of the Shelly Majolica Blue, Shelly Dark Grape, and Shelly Anemone leathers added depth and character to the design, perfectly complementing the overall aesthetic we aimed to achieve. Each leather brought its unique personality to the space, creating a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy!”


It’s time to take action:

Now that you’ve learned all the information for our Shelly range, it’s time to get started and benefit from our versatile material yourself!

The process is extremely quick and easy, you can simply create a free account on our website to gain instant access to our extensive range of Shelly samples.

Once your account is set up, the ordering process is seamless. Simply browse and select the samples you need, and proceed to checkout, as your order will be shipped within 48 hours!