Magnetron sputtering is one of the methods to modify a surface of various materials (eg. foils, plastics, glass, textiles). In this paper we discussed the magnetron sputtering method used for the application of thin metal coatings (such as Cu, Cu/Sn, Cu/Zn/Ni and Ni/Cu/Fe) on various textile materials to impart antifungal properties. Newly developed textile composites showed varying degrees of antifungal activity towards used test strains of fungi. The best antifungal activity as determined by a qualitative methods was obtained for fabrics coated with copper in relation to the Chaetomium globosum mold. In the case of metal alloys the antifungal activity with respect to the same mold was also good but depended upon the copper content in the alloy. The higher the copper content, the better the antifungal activity. In tests for determining the antifungal activity by quantitative method with respect to Candida albicans both biostatic action (inhibition of growth) as well as biocidal effect were observed, in each biostatic value S ratio was above 2, and biocidal value L was not lower than 0.